Quetta: 3 FC men shot dead after ‘BLA court’ verdict
QUETTA: Bullet–riddled bodies of three missing Frontier Corps personnel were found near Machh town, some 70km east of Quetta, on Saturday, officials said.
The personnel went missing after militants attacked four FC check–posts in Margat coalmines area of Machh last month, killing over a dozen security men and injuring several others.
The militants also ambushed FC personnel when they were coming to Margat after receiving information about the attack on check–posts. The militants later claimed to have kidnapped three members of the paramilitary Frontier Corps. The FC officials had confirmed that three of their men were missing.
A spokesman for the BLA informed media personnel that an ‘investigation’ against the FC men had found them involved in the torture of Baloch militants and therefore “the BLA court awarded death sentence to them”.
After they received information about the presence of three bodies near a hotel in Machh on Saturday evening, the Levies personnel rushed to the place and took the bodies to hospital where the FC officials recognised them.
The three were identified as Lance Naik Mohammad Yousuf, Lance Naik Tosiq and Sepoy Rashid Ali. “Multiple bullet wounds were visible on the bodies of the FC personnel,” Assistant Commissioner Machh Atiqur Rehman said, adding that the bodies were handed over to the FC officials.