Benazir Murder Case: Five Acquitted Accused Under House Arrest

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Rawalpindi (September 01, 2017): The government has put all the five acquitted accused in Benazir Bhutto murder case under house arrest at Adiala jail, said sources.      

The sources said that the accused were placed under house arrest for 30 days and the orders have been sent to Adiala jail’s officials.

Earlier, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi announced the verdict in the Benazir Bhutto murder case on Thursday, acquitting five Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suspects and announcing 17-year imprisonment for two police officials.

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The ATC also declared retired Gen Pervez Musharraf an absconder in the case.

Saud Aziz, who was police chief of Rawalpindi when Bhutto was assassinated in 2007, and Khurram Shahzad, a former Superintendent of Police (SP) at Rawal Town, were each awarded 17 years in prison. The two, who were out on bail, have already been arrested.

The five TTP suspects — Rafaqat Hussain, Husnain Gul, Sher Zaman, Aitzaz Shah and Abdul Rashid — have beean cleared of all charges in the murder trial.

Court has directed authorities to seize Musharraf’s properties and issue perpetual arrest warrants for the former president.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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