LAHORE - Indian sleuths from its key secret service contacted Brahamdagh Bugti in Switzerland and informed him that he would be shifted to New Delhi well before the Pakistani axe could fall on him, contacts in Baloch Republican Party told The Nation.

Important members of Baloch Republican Party (BRP), propagandists of Baloch Republican Army (BRA), told this paper that Brahamdagh Bugti who was heading both the banned outfits had received an assurance from Indian authorities that he would be transferred to their country soon.

Disclosing more details of New Delhi’s contact with the BRP and BRA head, they said the Indian team which was in contact with their boss was working under diplomatic cover in Geneva, Switzerland, with one or two members operating from India.

According to them, one of the team members of India is not less in rank than the head of European section of RAW. The members overseeing handling with Brahamdagh Bugti from India belong to RAW’s Area-1 (Pakistan Desk).

The head of the banned terrorist outfits contacted Indian authorities last week to issue him passport at the earliest to avert his possible handover to Pakistan.

He desperately seeks an Indian passport so he could move to New Delhi and avert possible deportation to Pakistan through Interpol.

The BRA and BRP chief had failed to secure political asylum in Switzerland, primarily because Pakistan’s intelligence agencies had informed the Swiss authorities in an informal dossier that he was one of the most-wanted persons in Pakistan and was running his terrorist ring from Geneva.

The government is preparing a case to send a reference to Interpol to catch Brahamdagh through a red warrant to bring him to the court of law in connection with high crimes against him.

There are a number of cases of high crime, including terrorism, sedition and subversion, pending in different courts at home against the renegade Baloch leader. The head of BRA and BRP is one of the most-wanted criminals in Pakistan.

Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan told media persons yesterday that a reference was being sent to Interpol against Brahamdagh Bugti.

The BRP contacts also revealed the group members in self-exile and in hiding were not happy with Brahamdagh’s decision and his close aides to get asylum in India. The decision would completely devastate the remaining ranks of their group.

Many of their comrades have already accepted the “Pur Aman Balochistan” (Peaceful Balochistan) Package, laid down weapons and joined the mainstream.

The BRA chief was also pondering over options of other destinations which have no extradition treaty with Pakistan if New Delhi dithered on issuing him a passport. He could opt for South Africa, Cuba, Norway, Britain, Germany, Kenya, Tunis and France, the BRP contacts told the paper in an earlier input on the matter.

The Pakistan government is making efforts to bring back Brahamdagh and other high-profile commanders of Baloch terrorist outfits who are operating from abroad.

The other commanders on the list to be pursued through an international campaign include Harbiyar Murri, chief of Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) who is currently in India, and Javed Mengal, head of Lashkar-e-Balochistan who is in Dubai.

Ghaizain Murri, brother of Harbiyar Murri, who keeps moving between Qatar and Bahrain, raises funds for BLA. Mir Mehran Murri, another brother of Harbiyar, lives in Germany, but keeps moving to other European countries too for the purpose of unleashing propaganda against Pakistan and its security agencies.

Riaz Bugti, Kareema Bugti and Wadood Raisani, the three underbosses of Brahamdagh ring, are residing in Kandahar and Spin Boldak areas of Afghanistan. They are involved in aiding and abetting terrorism.

Sher Muhammad Bugti and Naila Qadri, living in Switzerland and India, respectively, are propagandists of Brahamdagh’s gang and are also to be pursued for bringing them back to the country.