Thursday, June 13, 2013

Musharraf sent to 14-day judicial remand in Akbar Bugti murder case

June 13, 2013 - Updated 1411 PKT  From Web Edition  

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday sent former military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on judicial remand for 14 days in Akbar Bugti murder case on the request of the Quetta police.

The accused would be detained in his Chak Shehzad residence, which has been declared sub-jail.

ATC Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi sent Musharraf on judicial remand after he was informed that the accused was included in the investigation at his residence following the court orders as the former military chief and the ex-president was facing life threats from some banned outfits.

The arrest record of former dictator in Akbar Bugti murder case was also presented before the ATC and it was prayed that the accused be sent to remand.

On Wednesday, a police team from Quetta had arrived in Islamabad for arrest Musharraf in the Akbar Bugti murder case.

ATC rejects bail in Bugti case

June 12, 2013


QUETTA - An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta on Tuesday dismissed former president Pervez Musharraf's bail plea in Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti’s murder case.

Counsel for Musharraf, Muhammad Ilyas advocate, had filed the bail application. The court, after hearing the arguments of both the parties, reserved the judgment on Monday. Announcing his verdict on Tuesday, ATC Judge Muhammad Ismail Baloch dismissed the bail application of Pervez Musharraf. 

Nawabzada Jamil Bugti, a son of Akbar Bugti, had nominated Musharraf, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, ex-interior minister Aftab Sherpao and former Balochistan governor Owais Ahmed Ghani in his father’s murder.Talking to media persons, Sohail Rajput, counsel for Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, said Musharraf was frequently asked to appear before the court of law, but he did not turn up. 

He said former president Pervez Musharraf was the main accused in Bugti’s murder case and different courts had already issued non-bailable arrest warrants for him in this regard.

Akbhar Bugti was killed in a military operation on the mountains of Dera Bugti district on August 26, 2006.

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