Thai Police Nab Pakistani Suspect in Karachi Factory Fire That Killed Over 250

© AP Photo / Fareed KhanPeople gather at the site of burnt garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
People gather at the site of burnt garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 - Sputnik International
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Thailand’s crime suppression division CSD has arrested a man wanted by Interpol on suspicion of setting fire to a garment factory in Pakistan, which killed hundreds.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Abdul Rehman was seized in a police raid on the hotel he was staying at in Bangkok, the Bangkok Post newspaper said on Saturday. He reportedly arrived in the country two weeks ago.

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A Pakistani court issued a warrant for his arrest on sabotage charges. The 46-year-old is suspected of being behind the 2014 fire that killed over 250 people in Pakistan’s financial capital.

The man is said to be involved in a Pakistani criminal ring. He allegedly set fire to the factory after its owner refused to pay him almost $200,000.

Karachi fire chief Ehtesham Salim said bodies of factory workers were found in the basement of the facility, which produce underwear and plastic utensils. He said it was the deadliest blaze in decades.

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