QUETTA: Provincial president of the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) Shahzain Bugti surrendered to police in Quetta in illegal arms possession case, SAMAA reports.
Bugti, however, insists the charges are ‘concocted’.
Speaking to newsmen outside his residence in Balochistan capital, Bugti, the grandson of slain Nawab Akbar Bugti, said “there is not truth in the case. The arms were put by police themselves. The government is arresting me in a fake case.”
On Dec 22, 2010, security forces had arrested Shahzain Bugti along with 26 of his personal guards and had recovered a huge quantity of illegal arms and ammunition when the JWP leader was driving with his convoy from the town of Chaman.
He alleged that secret agencies have got his legal adviser kidnapped “to weaken the case”.
“We are resolute and ready to face the situation. We will appeal in the session court again,” the Baloch leader said, hopping that the court will acquit him.
Additional Session judge – V Quetta on Friday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for 27 people, including Shahzain Bugti, in the illegal arms possession case.
The warrants were issued for Bugti and his guards when they did not appear before the Supreme Court after the cancellation of their bail. The guarantors were also served notices by the court.
He was moved to Quetta district jail by heavy police contingents.
During his chat to media men, workers of the JWP chanted slogans against Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik.
Meanwhile, Balochistan Home Minister Mir Zafar Ullah Zahiri thanked Bugti for surrendering to police sans any resistance. SAMAA