Bhutto case: Pak court orders probe against 2 police officers

Pak anti-terrorism court has ordered police to conduct a formal investigation against two of their top officers who were responsible for her security.

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2010, 15:41 PM IST

Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court
conducting the trial of five suspects in ex-premier Benazir
Bhutto`s assassination case has ordered police to conduct a
formal investigation against two of their top officers who
were responsible for her security.

Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed of the court directed police
yesterday to include former Rawalpindi police chief Saud Aziz
and ex-Superintendent of Police Khurram Shahzad in the
investigation.

Both police officers will be questioned about their
alleged failure to provide adequate security to Bhutto during
an election rally in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, the
day she was killed in a gun-and-bomb attack.

The two police officers, for whom the judge had recently
issued non-bailable warrants, were present during proceedings
held in Adiala Jail.

They submitted an application for confirmation of their
bail. The judge scheduled the next hearing for December
18.

PTI