Judges’ detention case: ATC summons Musharraf on Nov 3

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An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Monday granted exemption to former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf from appearing in court and summoned him on November 3 in the judges’ detention case.

ATC judge Atiqur Rrehman resumed hearing of the case pertaining to detention of Supreme Court judges during the 2007 emergency imposed by Musharraf, wherein his counsel presented an application seeking exemption for his client from appearing in court for thehearing.

He also submitted Musharraf’s medical report which stated that the former president was examined by Agha Khan Hospital and doctors had recommended him to take complete bed rest for four weeks.

During the course of hearing, prosecutor Amir Nadeem Tabish raised objections on the report and said that the defendant was making lame excuses to avoid appearing before the court.

He argued that the court take action against the defendant’s guarantors if he did not appear on the next hearing.

Responding to this, Musharraf’s counsel informed the judge that his client is expected to come to Islamabad on November 1 and that a letter has also been written to the Inspector General Police to make security arrangements for the former president.

The hearing of the case was adjourned till November 3.