Shahzain Bugti released from jail

Published: January 18, 2011

Court orders release of JWP leader and 26 other people on bail. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: 

The provincial minister of Jamhoori Watan Party Shahzain Bugti was released from jail on Tuesday after the Balochistan High Court ordered his release yesterday.

The 26 other co-accused arrested along with Bugti will be released tomorrow.

Updated from print edition (below)

Illegal weapons charges: High court grants bail to Baloch leader

The Balochistan High Court has ordered the release of provincial president of the Jamhoori Watan Party Shahzain Bugti and 26 other co-accused on bail.

Announcing the verdict, vacation Judge of the BHC Justice Muhammad Noor Miskanzai approved the bail application and ordered the release of Shahzain and 26 others on submission of surety bonds worth Rs500,000 each.

The grandson of the late Nawab Akbar Bugti, Shahzain and 26 others were arrested by paramilitary troops of the Frontier Corps at the Buleli check post when they recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunitions, including anti-aircraft guns, on December 22, 2010.

Their counsel had moved the BHC for the release of all the accused on bail after the district and sessions judge Quetta rejected their bail plea.

The anti-terrorism court also transferred the cases, saying that it was not a case of terrorism and did not fall under the ATC jurisdiction.

The Jamhoori Watan Party denied the charges, claiming that it was a move to stop the provincial chief from taking out a long march towards Dera Bugti on January 28.

Shahzain had announced that he would hold the long march to rehabilitate the people of the Bugti tribe who had been displaced during the military operation launched by former president General Pervez Musharraf.

Shahzain has been admitted in the jail ward of Sandeman Hospital for medical treatment for the past two days.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th,  2011.

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Reader Comments (16)

  • Romm
    Jan 17, 2011 - 3:04PM

    If Hijrat Ullah can be acquitted in Terrorism case, everything is expected out of JUDGES. They wud put last Nail in state of Pakistan’s Coffin and CJ wud lead the Funeral Ceremony.Recommend

  • Asim naqvi
    Jan 17, 2011 - 4:13PM

    This has happen So End the drama and release all Peoples who are jailed on minor
    cases. God Help us .Recommend

  • Student
    Jan 17, 2011 - 4:21PM

    I cannot say except God bless PakistanRecommend

  • Haris Abrar
    Jan 17, 2011 - 8:21PM

    @Romm which hijratullah r u takling about, to whome our honorable police picked up while the poor man was picking wasted papers. our court is not a TAMASHA, court always take right decision.Recommend

  • hassan
    Jan 17, 2011 - 8:40PM

    pakistan is hitting new lows… what more evidence does one need against shahzain bugti…Recommend

  • Romm
    Jan 17, 2011 - 10:01PM

    @Haris
    If Hijrat Ullah was picking rubbish, why CJ had to take Suo Moto notice against decision of Terrorist Court of acquittal of Hijrat ullah. Judges cant withstand even single miss call of Terrorists behave like PATEY KHANS infront of Government Functionaries Recommend

  • Riaz
    Jan 18, 2011 - 1:37AM

    Thanks God. We don’t have kangroo courts anymore. Our police and agencies can find weapons from dead people as well, no problem. Our agencies should respect the culture, tradition and people of Baluchistan. Baluch should be trusted. They were a part and parcel in the creation of Pakistan and InshaAllah they will work for the development of their country as well. Baluchistan is the future of Pakistan and the people of this land should be given due rights and resources should be spend for their development.Recommend

  • Shahryar+Ahmed
    Jan 18, 2011 - 9:41AM

    Only in Pakistan! Great going judiciary, in any case there not much evidence against him, right? It was just a few dozen of cars loaded with ammo, men armed to the teeth & all this caught on TV.

    All Hail Independent Judiciary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Tanveer Qaisrani
    Jan 18, 2011 - 1:00PM

    Well done Judiciary….Thank God judiciary is free in Pakistan.Any way Shah Zain Bugti,s arrest was pre planned to stop him to inter in Dera Bugti Area with Long March.But Baloch youngsters are looking for Braihmdagh Bugti.

    “Haq Lothoo Aman Lothoo Balochistan Watan Lothoo”Recommend

  • Malik Tabeer
    Jan 18, 2011 - 4:38PM

    He shouldn’t released ,Must be punished .Recommend

  • Mujtaba Abid
    Jan 18, 2011 - 4:47PM

    what else can we expect from our SO CALLED free judiciary !Recommend

  • Jan 18, 2011 - 4:55PM

    Why one earth he got out of jail??Recommend

  • Aftab A Khan
    Jan 18, 2011 - 6:57PM

    By releasing this so called S Z Bugti our Judiciary has done a very good JOB. Bless u MR JUDGE what a good way to do the JOB . GOD BLESS the 2011 Judiciary of PAKISTAN . Bring more weapons and u will be free from from our latest system of this so called judgment . What our Beloved Army is doing this judiciary 2011 system is destroying . Recommend

  • Jan 18, 2011 - 7:35PM

    When you sent the case to magistrate what else can you expect.Recommend

  • Tamoor azhar
    Jan 18, 2011 - 7:40PM

    congragulations alot shahzain bugti sahb.Recommend

  • Farooq Qazi
    Jan 19, 2011 - 3:15AM

    i think he must be convicted of possessing illegal weapons which r deadly and r in huge amount
    as he is only bailed out now…the charges against him are not removed.he is likely to follow it up in the court again………….Recommend

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