File photo of former home minister, Senator Sarfaraz Bugti

Staff Reporter:

The Supreme Court Quetta registry rejected the bail application of former home minister Balochistan, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti in connection with the kidnapping cases of a 10-year old minor girl. Through video link, a bench comprising Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel conducted the hearing on Thursday. Senator Sarfaraz Bugti appeared in court with his lawyer Kamran Malik.

For the last six months, the former home minister has not been arrested, Justice Ahmed asked during the hearing of the case. Who is going to arrest him now? he asked.

On December 8, 2019, a case of the abduction of a girl was registered against the former Balochistan home minister at the Quetta Bijli Ghar police station on the complaint of a woman. The FIR stated that on December 7, the woman had taken her 10-year-old granddaughter Maria to the family court in Quetta to be reunited with her father Tawakal Ali Bugti, but Maria’s father abducted her from outside the court.

She said her daughter Sehrish Bibi was killed in 2013 after which the court had entrusted her with Maria. According to the petitioner, Maria was brought to the family court on Saturday to be reunited with her father as per the court’s order.

On January 16, 2020, the additional sessions court rejected Senator Bugti’s bail plea in the case and ordered his arrest. However, he left the court without giving himself up to the police.

The case was adjourned till July 14th.


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