Baldia Town fire: Court issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Investigating Officer

21 Feb, 2015 5:28 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – During hearing of the Baldia Town tragedy on Saturday, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Naushaba Kazi, issued non-bailable arrest warrant for Investigating Officer Jehanzeb.

The court questioned why the Investigating Officer was not present for the hearing and also issued a contempt notice against him. The court also ordered for Jahanzeb’s salary to be discontinued.

The factory owners failed to appear in court during proceedings. Their counsel informed the court that his clients were not able to appear due to medical reasons. The court directed the counsel for making medical certificates available in the next hearing or non-bailable arrest warrants will be issued against his clients.

Also, public prosecutor in the case, Shazia Hanjra, appeared before the court during case proceedings and tendered her resignation.

The case has been adjourned till March 7.

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