Pak accelerates process seeking Brahamdagh’s arrest via Interpol

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 2 : The Pakistan Government has accelerated the process in order to obtain Interpol's red warrants against Baloch separatist leader Brahamdagh Bugti, who currently resides in Switzerland.

To complete the 'Red Notice' application requirements for Interpol, the Balochistan Police Department has contacted the Interior Ministry for acquiring the required identification documents of Brahamdagh, reports the Express Tribune.

After the required paperwork is complete, the Pakistan Government would formally contact Interpol for issuing a Red Notice against Brahamdagh for his extradition to the country.

Issue of Interpol notices are followed after international requests are made for cooperation or alerts allowing the police in member countries to share critical crime-related information.

Reports suggest that according to the identification details submitted by the Balochistan Police, the 33-year-old chief of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) is known in his close circles as "Sahib".

He came to prominence recently after appreciating Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the human rights violations in Balochistan which has clearly been denounced by Islamabad.

Brahamdagh is the grandson of former Balochistan chief minister Nawab Akbar Bugti, who was killed during a controversial military operation in Kohlu in 2006.

During the operation, he fled to Afghanistan and subsequently moved to Switzerland after Pakistan asked Kabul to hand him over in 2010.

He had reportedly sought political asylum in Switzerland in 2011 but his request was turned down in January 2016, citing Islamabad's decision of declaring him a "terrorist" wanted for multiple attacks.

So far, five separate cases under Sections 120, 121, 123 and 353 of the Pakistan Penal Code have been registered against Baloch separatist leaders, including Brahamdagh, Harbiyar Marri and Banyuk Karima Baloch, for hailing the Indian Prime Minister statements.

Source: ANI