SC rejects Musharraf’s request for release in Bugti murder case

HeadlinesSC rejects Musharraf’s request for release in Bugti murder case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday rejected a request by former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to be released in the Akbar Bugti murder case.

A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk while hearing a case pertaining to the murder of Baloch nationalist leader Akber Bugti rejected Musharraf’s verbal request for release, saying that the complainant must be present in person before the court for its judgment.

   

The court also issued a notice to Jamil Bugti, son of Akber Bugti, on the request of Advocate General Balochistan Shakeel Baloch.

The counsel for Musharraf, Ibrahim Satti, presented his arguments before the bench, saying that the former president had decided to come to Pakistan voluntarily.

Satti said that Musharraf had remained the president of Pakistan but due to rejection of bail in the Bugti case, he was under arrest upon which Justice Nasirul Mulk remarked that Satti could refer the case to High Court for another hearing on the matter.

Musharraf’s counsel said it was his request that the court should announce its decision after undertaking a review of the law and the facts surrounding the case.

The court subsequently adjourned the case hearing until two weeks.

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