Benazir killing: 14 days judicial remand for Musharraf

Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) A court in Rawalpindi Tuesday ordered former president Pervez Musharraf to be sent to 14 days judicial remand in the case relating to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, a media report said.

The Rawalpindi Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) ordered Musharraf to be sent to jail on 14 days judicial remand.

However, Musharraf will be kept at his farmhouse in Chak Shahzad in the outskirts of Islamabad which had earlier been declared a sub-jail, Geo News quoted sources as saying.

Musharraf was not produced before the court Tuesday for security reasons.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) lawyer Chaudhry Zulfiqar said that their investigation from Musharraf has been completed.

Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, has been accused of failing to provide adequate security to Bhutto when she returned to Pakistan from exile in 2007.

Bhutto, who had twice served as prime minister, was killed in a suicide attack in the garrison city of Rawalpindi in 2007, shortly after she addressed thousands of her supporters at an election rally.

Musharraf’s government had accused the Pakistani Taliban of killing Bhutto, the charge denied by the Taliban.

Musharraf, who returned to Pakistan last month after over four years in self-exile, has denied all charges against him and said he would defend himself in court.

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