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Bhutto case: Pak court orders arrest of two cops

Pak court ordered arrest of two cops for "failing" to protect Bhutto.

Updated: Dec 05, 2010, 00:13 AM IST

Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court, conducting the trial of suspects charged with involvement in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, on Saturday issued non-bailable warrants for the arrest of two police officers for "failing" to protect the former premier.

The warrants were issued for former Rawalpindi police chief Saud Aziz and senior police officer Khurram Shahzad, prosecution lawyers told the media.

Both officers played a key role in security arrangements for the election rally addressed by Bhutto on the day she was killed in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007.

Prosecutors filed an application for the two police officers to be summoned as accused in the case for allegedly abetting the crime and the court accepted their request.
Prosecutors also alleged that the officers failed to ensure an autopsy was carried out on Bhutto`s body and were responsible for hosing down the crime scene immediately after the assassination.
The next hearing of the case was scheduled for December 11. Five alleged militants are on trial for involvement in the assassination.

PTI