Deposed Pak CJ denies Musharrafs charge

December 12th, 2007 - 3:20 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Dec 12 (ANI): Pakistans deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has denied President Pervez Musharrafs allegation that he was trying to remove Musharraf illegally.
Chief Justice Chaudhry termed Musharrafs assertion as “absolutely incorrect”, and added that he was not part of that 11-member bench that was hearing his case, and this was sufficient to render Musharraf claim as baseless.
He said four judges, out of the 11-member bench, had already taken oath of loyalty to Musharraf.
Justice Chaudhry said he had many secrets to reveal and that he would do so once he is released.
In a statement that he sent through a close confidant, Justice Chaudhry said that every judge in the prevailing judicial system is independent in taking his own position on all issues.
He said when he was not part of that bench then how could he manoeuvre to dislodge the President.
Justice Chaudhry said Musharraf has taken different stands to justify his actions of November 3, The News reported.
Earlier, Musharraf had said that the former Chief Justice was trying to remove him illegally and the country would have been in trouble, had he been allowed to have his own way.
Justice Chaudhry has been in confinement since November 3 when emergency was imposed and all the defiant judges were dismissed. Around 50 judges had refused to take oath of loyalty to Musharraf. (ANI)

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