Accused cops remanded in Benazir murder case

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RAWALPINDI – Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) judge on Friday granted eight-day physical remand of two former police officers to the FIA team probing Benazir Bhutto’s murder. Former Rawalpindi city police officer Saud Aziz and his subordinate officer, SP Rawal Town Khuram Shahzad, were produced before special court Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed Khan.
The judge granted eight-day remand to FIA, as its prosecutors pleaded the court that the remand was essential to determine the real culprits behind Benazir’s killing. On December 29, 2010, the ATC had turned down a plea by FIA for physical remands of both police officials.
However, FIA challenged the decision in the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court the other day. Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar had said that mobile phones that were in use by both the accused on the day of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination were yet to be recovered. He had informed the LHC that the probing team wanted to further question the detained police officials on why their cell phones remained busy for several hours before and after the incident.