Musharraf named as accused in Bhutto’s assassination case

February 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf Islamabad, Feb 7(ANI): Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has added the name of former President Pervez Musharraf to the list of accused in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.

Musharraf’s name was revealed in a chargesheet filed by the FIA in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

According to the Dawn, the court accepted the chargesheet after the testimony of former Rawalpindi City Police Officer (CPO) Saud Aziz and Superintendent of Police (SP) Khurram Shahzad.

The chief prosecutor has reportedly said that the phone records confirm contact between Musharraf and Aziz.

He also said that the former President had been giving orders to the CPO and SP.

Earlier, Aziz had claimed that the order to change Bhutto’s security in-charge had been given by Musharraf.

Aziz had also stated that the scene of the assassination was immediately washed on Musharraf’s orders.

Bhutto had sustained injuries in a terrorist attack outside Liaquat Bagh, when she was returning after addressing a public meeting during her election campaign on December 27, 2007.

She was rushed to hospital where she succumbed to injuries. (ANI)

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