Hussain Wadela handed over to Crimes Branch Quetta for 3 days remand
Hussain Wadela and other activists of GRM outside a Quetta court: Photo taken from social media

Behram Baloch, Manan Mandokhail :

QUETTA: A local court here on Saturday granted three days physical remand of the Gwadar Rights Movement (GRM) leader, Hussain Wadela and two other leaders to Crimes Branch police. Police had arrested Hussain Wadela and other GRM activists for causing damages to public and private properties in the port city of Gwadar.

On the instructions of the Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Department, Hussain Wadela and others were handed over to Crimes Branch Police in the case. The GRM leaders were produced before the court that granted three-days physical remand, Rahib Buledi, the lawyer for the accused said.

Police investigator demands seven-days remand

The investigatino officer of the police however demanded seven-days remand of Hussain Wadela and others. The court rejected the request of the police investigation officer and granted only three-days remand. The court directed the police to take care of the three leaders of the GRM.

The GRM has been protesting against the provincial and federal governments for last more than two months. They have been protesting against illegal fishing/trawling, unnecessary check posts and other issues relating to the port city of the country. Police have registered FIRs against a large number of supporters of the GRM.

Maulana Hidayat and Kalmati booked by police

Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman, the Chief of the GRM and Naveed Kalmati, the former Balochistan caretaker minister have also been booked for inciting violent protests and causing damages to public and private properties. Both are still at large and not arrested by the administration.

Commissioner Mekran Division, Syed Faisal Ahmed on Friday said that the administration arrested the GRM acivists who had blocked the road leading to the port in Gwadar. He said some of the GRM leaders voluntarily surrendered before the police after registration of FIRs against them. “No political victimization of anyone”, the Commissioner Mekran Division stated.

However, Maualana Hidayat ur Rehman has accused the administration of subjecting GRM activists to political victimization in Gwadar and other parts of Mekran division.

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