Alex Constantine - July 25, 2013
The anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has directed police to shift former president Pervez Musharraf, the prime accused in Benazir Bhutto murder case, to the Adiala Jail if he is not produced before it on the next hearing of the case on July 30.
ATC-I Special Judge Chaudhry Habibur Rehman had summoned Musharraf after a challan was submitted by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on June 25 in which the former military ruler had been declared the main accused in the assassination of Bhutto.
According to the Daily Times, it is the second time that the police officials, citing security concerns, have failed to produce Musharraf in the court, which is hearing the high-profile case for the last five years.
Judge Chaudhry Habibur Rehman, taking strong notice of the defiance of the court orders, said that if Musharraf is not produced on the next hearing, he would be shifted to the Adiala Jail where the court proceedings would be held.
The court ordered the police officials to ensure Musharraf’s presence before it on July 30 and adjourned the hearing till the date.