QUETTA: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday turned down a bail petition submitted by Senator Sarfaraz Bugti in a case involving the kidnapping of a minor girl.
A two-member bench, comprising Justice Mohammad Ameen Ahmed and Justice Mazhar Alam Mian Khel, heard the case at the Supreme Court’s registry in Quetta.
In the hearing, the petitioner, along with his counsel appeared before the court. A woman, who had filed the plea against Bugti, also appeared before the court.
During the hearing, the court directed Bugti’s counsel to make efforts to ensure the girl’s safe return. “Make sure that the girl returns home unharmed,” remarked the judge, noting that the senator is an influential person and do so.
“Bugti has not been arrested in the last six months […] who can arrest him now?” the judge wondered.
Subsequently, the court turned down the Bugti plea for bail and adjourned the hearing until July 14.
Bugti is facing charges of involvement in the kidnapping of a minor girl, Maria. Maria’s grandmother had filed a case about her kidnapping against her father in December last wherein she alleged that the girl was kept at the Senator’s residence after being kidnapped.
However, Bugti has denied his involvement in the kidnapping of the girl and termed it as a “domestic dispute”.