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Over 250 people died when a garment factory caught fire in Baldia Town, Karachi. -File Photo

KARACHI: A sessions court on Saturday rejected bail applications moved by Arshad Bhaila and Shahid Bhaila, the owners of a garment factory where over 250 people were killed on September 11 in a deadly fire in Baldia Town, Karachi.

However, the protective bail earlier granted to their father Abdul Aziz Bhaila was confirmed on the basis of his deteriorating health, by Additional District & Sessions Judge, West.

A case was registered following the fire incident against the factory owners under different sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) including 302, 322 and 435 at SITE-B police station.

Earlier, the factory owners had managed to obtain protective bails from the Larkana Circuit Bench of Sindh High Court and Lahore High Court.

On expiry of the protective bails, the factory owners moved applications for confirmation of their bails and after hearing the arguments of both sides the ADJ turned down the bail plea of Arshad Bhaila and Shahid Bhaila.