Musharraf indicted in Judges’ detention case


ISLAMABAD: The anti-terrorist court in Islamabad on Saturday indicted former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the judges’ detention case.

The military ruler was indicted during a hearing of the case at his farmhouse residence in Chak Shahzad by the ATC judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi.

The charges against Musharraf were read out to him, which the former army strongman refused to accept. Following which, the court summoned prosecution witnesses for the upcoming hearing of the case and adjourned the hearing till June 21.

The case is based on an FIR against the retired general registered in August 11, 2009 on the complaint of Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam Ghumman advocate.

He had asked the police to initiate legal proceedings against Musharraf for detaining over 60 judges, including Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, after proclamation of a state of emergency in the country on November 3, 2007.

The case is one of three against Musharraf in courts within Pakistan. He is also accused of involvement in a conspiracy to murder Benazir Bhutto in 2007 and over the 2006 killing of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Khan Bugti.

Musharraf returned to Pakistan in March after nearly four years of self-imposed exile to contest the May 11 general election.

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