Pakistan plans to take Interpol's help in extraditing Baloch leader

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan accused India of blaming Pakistan for Uri attack, in which 18 Indian army soldiers were killed. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan Sep 24, 2016, 07.24 AM (IST)
Pakistan plans to take Interpol's help in extraditing Baloch separatist leader Brahamdagh Bugti, interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said.

"The Federal Investigation Agency will send a formal reference to Interpol within the next few days for the extradition of Brahamdagh Bugti," Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune quoted him as saying.

The call for extradition comes after Bugti approached the Indian consulate in Geneva, where he is living in exile, to inquire about India's asylum process. 

India's interior ministry has recieved his application for asylum and will be reviewing it. 

"Their [Indians'] feelings about Brahamdagh Bugti and their invitation to him unmistakably establish who is behind terrorism (in Balochistan)," Nisar said.

The minister also said, "The Indians don't have any evidence, so what sort of investigation can Pakistan carry out? They have blamed us just to defame Pakistan," referring to the Uri attack, in which 18 Indian army soldiers were killed in an encounter with four militants. 

(WION with inputs from ANI)