SHC hears plea in opposition to homeowners’ video hyperlink testimony

KARACHI: The Sindh Excessive Court docket (SHC) on Wednesday heard a plea of Baldia manufacturing unit hearth case accused Rehman Bhola in opposition to trial courtroom’s permission to manufacturing unit homeowners to testify by way of video hyperlink from Dubai, ARY Information reported.

Deputy Legal professional Normal (DAG) in his arguments pleaded to the courtroom to reject the plea in opposition to manufacturing unit homeowners’ video hyperlink testimony.

The blaze on the Ali Enterprises manufacturing unit in Baldia City of Karachi on September 11, 2012, had killed at the least 258 individuals in considered one of Pakistan’s worst industrial disasters.

An Anti Terrorism Court docket had granted plea of the manufacturing unit homeowners to testify earlier than the courtroom by way of video hyperlink from Dubai.

Accused Rehman Bhola challenged the ATC’s permission to manufacturing unit homeowners within the excessive courtroom.

DAG in his arguments quoted testimonies in courts by way of video hyperlink. “The Supreme Court docket had granted permission for video hyperlink testimony in Hussain Nawaz case,” DAG mentioned.

The courtroom additionally determined to file assertion by way of video hyperlink in Normal Musharraf’s case, the courtroom remarked.

The excessive courtroom bench directed the events to offer additional arguments within the listening to on September 13.

Accused Rehman Bhola’s lawyer earlier argued that the regulation and order scenario has improved in metropolis and the manufacturing unit homeowners ought to arrive right here to file their statements in courtroom.

The case took a brand new flip in February 2015 when Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, submitted a joint investigation crew (JIT) report within the Sindh Excessive Court docket (SHC), which revealed that the manufacturing unit was set on hearth after its homeowners didn’t pay safety cash.

Later, the police in its progress report knowledgeable the trial courtroom in March 2016 that the manufacturing unit hearth was a deliberate terrorist act and the JIT had advisable {that a} new case be registered below the anti-terrorism regulation in opposition to the accused individuals.

Through the case a witness had testified earlier than the anti terrorism courtroom that the manufacturing unit was set on hearth after its homeowners refused to pay extortion quantity to a political celebration.



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