Taliban leader charged for Bhutto’s killing

March 1st, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Benazir Bhutto
Islamabad, March 1 (Xinhua) Pakistani police Saturday formally charged the top Taliban leader in the country for planning the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a top official said. The police filed preliminary charges in the court against Baitullah Mehsud, who has been named by the Pakistani government in the Dec 27 killing of Bhutto in a suicide and gun attack during a public rally. Four others were also charged.

“Police submitted preliminary charges in the Bhutto case before an anti-terrorism court, and the judge issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Mehsud and four other accused,” said Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, chief investigator in the case.

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