QUETTA: District and Sessions Court Judge Dawood Nasar reserved judgment on a bail application of Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti and his 26 guards after hearing arguments of the defence lawyer here on Thursday.
The judge said the judgement would be announced on Jan 8.
The bail application was filed by Shahzain Bugti’s lawyer W. Nath Kohli.
Meanwhile, the provincial government has filed an application in the Balochistan High Court against the shifting of the case from an anti-terrorism court to a civil court.
Security forces had arrested Mr Bugti and his 26 security guards and recovered a huge quantity of illegal arms and ammunition when the JWP leader was coming to Quetta from the border town of Chaman a couple of weeks ago.
Mr Bugti’s case was submitted to Anti-Terrorism Court Quetta-I whose judge remanded Mr Bugti and others to police and when the remand ended, the judge shifted the case to the civil court, saying that the case did not fall under the jurisdiction of ATC and said that the bail application should be filed in the civil court.
After the ATC judgement, Mr Bugti’s lawyer filed a bail application in the civil court.