Filing of charges against Bhutto killers delayed

March 18th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Benazir Bhutto
Rawalpindi, March 18 (Xinhua) A Pakistani anti-terrorism court here Tuesday delayed filing charges against five suspects accused of being involved in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a court official said. Judge Habibur Rehman adjourned hearing till April 21, but gave no reason for the adjournment.

Bhutto was assassinated shortly after she addressed an election rally in the garrison city near capital Islamabad Dec 27 last year.

The five men, arrested in the weeks following the assassination, were taken to the court by police commandoes under tight security.

Police cordoned off the area surrounding the court and the suspects were taken to the city’s main Adiala jail immediately after the court adjourned the hearing.

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