Syed Muhammad Qaseem:

A local court in Quetta sent the Balochistan Minister for Communication and Works (C&W), Sardar Abdul Rehman to jail on judicial remand.

Amid tight security, Sardar Khetran was produced before the judicial magistrate’s court in Quetta. Police had arrested the Balochistan minister in connection with the killing of two men and a teenage girl in Balochistan’s Barkhan district a few days back.

Sardar Khetran was under the custody of crimes branch police

Sardar Khetran was under the custody of crimes branch police on a 10-day remand. The police produced the minister before the court and the counsel of the minister pleaded before the court to send his client to the district jail Quetta.

The judicial magistrate however directed the police to produce Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran before the court on March 9 in his ancestral town of Barkhan with regard to the triple murder.

Khan Muhammad Marri, a local tribesman had accused the minister of killing his two sons and making the remaining family members including his wife hostage. The charge was vehemently denied by the minister. Sardar Khetran accused his son Sardarzada Inam Khetran of conspiring against him to gain the chieftain’s position.

Marri Itehad had staged a three-days sit in

The Marri Itehad Pakistan staged a protest demonstration for three days and mounted pressure on the Balochistan government, which ensured the safe recovery of Khan Muhammad Marri’s four sons, a daughter, and his wife.

The Balochistan Chief Minister, Mir Quddus Bizenjo had also taken notice of the incident and formed a joint interrogation team (JIT) to probe into the incident.

Senior police officers are part of the JIT probing the killings and making Khan Muhammad Marri’s family hostage in Balochistan’s Barkhan district.

Khan Muhammad Marri once used to be Sardar Khetran’s blue-eyed and personal private security guard in the Barkhan area of Balochistan.

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