Arms recovery case is bogus: Shahzain Bugti

Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) provincial chief Shahzain Bugti has claimed that the arms recovery case against him is forged and he will not appeal against it, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Shahzain was speaking to the media after appearing at a sessions court in Quetta for the hearing of an illegal arms possession case.

He further claimed that the three Bugtis arrested from Karachi on Monday, who were believed to be from outlawed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), had been picked up from Quetta on January 18 this year.

Shahzain and his 26 security guards were arrested last month after the Supreme Court cancelled their earlier bail granted by Balochistan High Court.

They had been arrested by paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) on December 22, 2010 at the Buleli check post in Quetta for allegedly smuggling weapons.

Sources had said a huge cache of weapons and ammunition, including 50 Kalashnikov assault rifles, anti-aircraft guns and 46,000 rounds, was recovered from the vehicles they were travelling in.

The Express Tribune

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