BB murder case: LHC orders release of former CPO, SP

Muhammad Tauseef A. Bajwa

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BB murder case: LHC orders release of former CPO, SP
Published: April 5, 2011

Forensics report of BlackBerry phones prepared by FIA shows she had been told high officials had given the nod.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice on Tuesday accepted the bail plea of former City Police Officer (CPO) Saud Aziz and Superintendent of Police (SP) Khurram Shahzad in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

The court ordered for the immediate release of the two accused in the case and directed them to submit surety bonds of Rs1 million each.

Earlier in the week, an investigation report identifying the individuals involved in the murder, was presented at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). However, it was decided in the meeting that the report will not be made public so as to not interfere with further investigations.

Also, a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court had also summoned Wajid Zia, the chief of the joint investigation team (JIT) in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, to personally appear on April 9 and inform the court about the delay in serving arrest warrants on former president Pervez Musharraf.