Bounty on Uzair Baloch, 2 others withdrawn

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The Sindh Home Department on Monday issued a notification to withdraw head money on three alleged gangsters, head of People’s Amn Committee (PAC) Uzair Baloch, Zahid Ladla and Taj Mohammad alias Taju from Lyari.

Pending cases were not withdrawn against the alleged gangsters and only the bounty offered of Rs 2 million for Uzair Baloch, Rs 0.5 million for Zahid Ladla and Taj Mohammad was removed.

The head money for the three alleged gang members was announced on April 12, 2012.

These men are accused of running organised crime in the city’s oldest area, Lyari, and face many charges including murder, kidnapping for ransom, extortion, drug supply and other such heinous crimes.

Earlier on February 16, the provincial government withdrew the bounty on similar alleged gangsters Omar Katchi, Fahim, Sheraz Comrade, Abdul Jabbar Jhengo, Faisal Pathan, Rashid Rekha Bangali, Mullah Nisar and Rashid Lond.

The reason behind the decision has not been made clear yet.