KARACHI: Law enforcement agency conducted an early morning raid at Fisheries Harbour and apprehended Uzair Baloch’s confidant.
Sindh government had formed a joint investigation team (JIT) on February 17 to interrogate leader of one of the gangs involved in different crimes, Uzair Baloch.
By January’s end, Baloch was arrested by Rangers when he attempted to enter the city.
He was given in custody of the paramilitary force for 90 days by a court. Baloch, chief of the banned Peoples Aman Committee (PAC), fled Pakistan in 2013 after the launch of a Rangers operation in the metropolis.
The suspect is blamed of running a network involved in killings, extortion, kidnapping for ransom and drugs business.
There are at least 54 cases registered against Baloch in different areas.
In December 2014, Uzair was arrested in Dubai by the Interpol while he was entering UAE from Oman by road.
Later, a four-member team comprising of DSP Zahid Hussain, SP Usman Bajwa, SP Naveed Khawaja and a Rangers official was dispatched to Abu Dhabi to seek his extradition but the team failed to bring him back.
Baloch reportedly told the Dubai court that he is an Iranian national and would not want to be deported to Pakistan. His claim was rejected after his Iranian passport was found to be forged.
Since Rangers initiated action against criminal elements in Sindh s capital in 2013, crime rate has decreased incomparably.