Arrest warrants issued for Shahzain Bugti, accomplices

Suprem­e Court had earlie­r cancel­led their bail in an arms smuggl­ing case.


Shezad Baloch April 27, 2012

QUETTA: The Additional Session Judge - V Quetta issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) provincial president Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti and his 26 accomplices on Friday.

The arrest warrants were issued after the Supreme Court Treasury Bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry cancelled the bail of Shahzain and his guards, earlier granted by the Balochistan High Court.

The Additional Session Judge—V Sayed Zulfiqar Naqvi had issued the warrants on Friday.

They were arrested by paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) on December 22, 2010 at the Buleli checkpost in Quetta for allegedly smuggling weapons.

Sources say a huge cache of weapons and ammunition, including 50 Kalashnikov assault rifles, anti-aircraft guns and 46,000 rounds, was recovered from the vehicles they were travelling in.

Shahzain had approached the Balochistan High Court and was granted bail.

COMMENTS (19)

Khalq e Khuda! | 9 years ago | Reply

Instead of bringing security forces into the box for state of affairs of Balochistan, jail the only Bugti still supporting Pakistan, that's justice of the Azaad Adliya!

Another not so surprising verdict by a ethnically biased Supreme Court.

Adnan | 9 years ago | Reply

If he is a separatist - put him on trial and punish in accordance with LAW. If he is not a criminal, please leave the man alone. He stills believes in the federation and trust me he is among the very few Balochs who believe in Pakistan now. I am a Punjabi and honestly Baloch people are some of the nicest people on Earth. Give them JUSTICE! Befriend a Baloch and honest they will come to your aid even if they have to risk death.

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