Triple murder case: Balochistan minister sent on 10-day physical remand

A local court in Quetta on Thursday granted a 10-day physical remand of Minister for Communication and Works Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran to the Crimes Branch of police

  Khetran was arrested by police on Wednesday evening after the Levies force discovered three mutilated bodies from a well in the Haji Kot area near his house

 The victims were said to belong to the family of local tribesman Khan Muhammad Marri, who had accused the Communications and Works Minister Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran of the murders

Initially, it was reported that the deceased were Giran Naz, wife of Khan Muhammad Marri, and her two sons—Mohammad Nawaz, in his 20s, and Abdul Qadir, in his teens

However, according to a post-mortem report, the deceased woman was not Giran Naz, rather a teenage girl

Later on Wednesday, Levies forces said they recovered Giran Naz and her two children a late-night raid conducted in a hilly area near the Dukki-Barkhan border

Amid tight security on Thursday, police produced the minister before a judicial magistrate in the district court Quetta

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Deputy Inspector General of Police Wazir Khan Nasar and other high-level officers were also present outside the court when the minister was produced

Meanwhile, Marri tribesmen, heirs of the victims, and members of political parties and civil society continued their protest demonstration in the Red Zone of the provincial capital for the third consecutive day to mount pressure on the authorities to arrest the culprits involved in the Barkhan killings

"The government should give us justice," demanded Khan Muhammad Marri, who joined the protest demonstration on Thursday morning

Marri was shifted by the police for investigation by the special investigation team established to probe into the incident

Senator Mushtaq of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), who arrived in Quetta from Islamabad, addressed protesters in the Red Zone area

In his fiery speech, the senator demanded justice for the victims, saying the “government is sleeping in Balochistan”

"Where is the chief minister of Balochistan?" he questioned, demanding the rulers to hear the cries of the protesters

The senator also called for abolishing all private jails in the province

Date:24-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link