KARACHI: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) revealed that it was designed by extortionists, private media reported.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) ex Karachi Tanzeemi Committee head Hammad Siddiqui is the main suspect of heinous act.
According to Dawn, JIT report said, “Based upon available evidence and expert opinions, the JIT has come to conclusion that factory fire was a planned sabotage/terrorist activity and not an accidental fire.”
“Due to refusal to pay extortion (Bhatta) of Rs20 (Twenty) crores and partnership in factory profits by factory owners to office-bearers, namely Rehman Bhola and Hammad Siddiqi of MQM-A”, report said.
“An event of ‘terrorist activity’ was portrayed/translated in FIR as simple murder (later converted into an accident) not against actual perpetrators of crime but against factory owners and its management. The way the incident was probed into speaks volumes about partisan and partial approach of police under influence,” report added.
After reading FIR and the first investigation report JIT members were astonished that intention of extortion (Bhatta ) not mentioned.
Around four years back, on 11 September 2012, Ali Enterprises (Garment Factory) caught fire as result 259 workers were died.