Islamabad: 2 Azerbaijanis bailed
ISLAMABAD: According to the Dawn News on Tuesday, a civil judge has granted bail to two Azerbaijanis involved in human trafficking on Monday.
Zarifa Babayev and Mirdamat Babayev, brother and sister, along with five women were arrested last week for involvement in human trafficking, prostitution, and drug pushing. Interpol has issued red warrant for the Babayevs.
Civil Judge Rai Liquat Ali Kharal granted bail to the Babayevs along with the women – Shabnam, Elwa, Seelana, Ayesha and Mary – against Rs50,000 surety bonds. After the submission of bonds, the accused were released on bail from the Adiala Jail in the evening.
Sabia Ikram, who represented Azerbaijan embassy in the court, opposed bail for the accused, saying they were wanted by Azerbaijan and Interpol.
Relevant documents, including the Interpol red warrant issued on the request of Azerbaijan on February 16, 2010, and the warrants of the district court of Baku city of Azerbaijan, were submitted in the court of the civil judge. The Azerbaijan embassy also provided the court copies of police reports registered against the accused back home.
According to an order of the district court of Baku city, issued on December 24, 2009, the two accused were declared proclaimed offenders on charges of prostitution. The Baku city’s court had also ordered for approaching the Interpol for issuing red warrant against them.
Besides, the Margalla police station also got the copy of the red warrant from the Federal Investigation Agency.
The police have requested the FIA to take the two Azeris in to custody for legal action under Interpol protocol.
Earlier First Secretary of Azerbaijan embassy Anaraghayev in a letter to Margalla police on October 16 confirmed that the Babayevs were involved in human trafficking.
The accused brother and sister and the five women were living in Chaklala Scheme III.