Sardar Khetran granted bail in Barkhan murders case


In a latest development in the Barkhan killings case, Balochistan Communications and Works Minister Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran was given bail on Friday.

It was reported few weeks before that three people were reported to be illegally detained since 2019 in an unlawful prison run by Khetran, who belonhed to Balochistan Awami Party, a party aligned with the government.

Khetran’s lawyer, Advocate Manzoor Rehmani, said his client was innocent and no charges were proved against his client. Session Judge Malik Sujhao Din approved the bail on Rs500,000 surety bonds on “lack of evidence”.

Last month, the bodies of a woman and two men were found in the illegal private jail of Khetran. The woman was identified as Granaz, the wife of Khan Muhammad Marri and her two sons. Later, the authorities recovered Granaz and her daughter and son.—NNI