Quetta: BHC grants bail to Shahzain Bugti
QUETTA: Justice Noor Mohammad Miskanzai of the Balochistan High Court accepted the bail application of Shahzain Bugti, president of the Balochistan chapter of the Jamhoori Watan Party, and his 26 guards and ordered their release against surety bonds of Rs500,000 each.
Paramilitary forces had arrested Mr Bugti and his 26 guards on Dec 22 when they were returning to Quetta from the border town of Chaman.
A huge quantity of illegal arms and ammunition were allegedly found in his vehicles.
An Anti Terrorism Court had shifted the case to a civil court, observing that it did not come under its jurisdiction.
Then a sessions court rejected the bail application of Mr Bugti and his guards.