KARACHI: A key suspect in the Baldia Factory blaze, Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, confessed on Thursday before a judicial magistrate to his involvement in the Baldia factory fire case, Aaj News reported.
Rehman was presented in the court of a District West judicial magistrate for recording of his statement under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure where he confessed to his involvement in Baldia factory fire.
Abdul Rehman alias Bhola 46 starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi four years ago that killed 255 people was arrested in Bangkok on Dec 03.
Bhola was detained at a hotel in the red light district Nana area of the capital on Friday evening, said Thailand’s Interpol chief.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) brought Abdul Rahman to Karachi from Bangkok on Tuesday.
Earlier this year police said they now believed an extortion gang was behind the blaze, naming Abdul Rehman as the suspect who allegedly lit the fire. Much of the factory’s garment output went to the German company KIK, who have paid out nearly two million dollars in compensation to the victims’ families.
The fire at the Ali Enterprises factory in September 2012 was one of Pakistan’s worst industrial disasters.