Pak court adjourns Taseer`s murder trial till March 26

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday adjourned till March 26 the case of the police guard who assassinated Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.

Last Updated: Mar 05, 2011, 18:07 PM IST

Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism
court on Saturday adjourned till March 26 the case of the police
guard who assassinated Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer after
recording the statements of two witnesses.

Mumtaz Qadri, a member of Taseer`s security detail,
gunned down the Governor in Islamabad on January 4.

He said he was angered by Taseer`s opposition to the
country`s controversial blasphemy law.

Over 100 supporters of Qadri gathered outside Adiala
Jail in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, where the case is
being heard for security reasons, and shouted slogans.

A police draftsman and a constable recorded their
statements during today`s hearing.

They told the court about the crime scene and Taseer`s
autopsy.

Nearly two months after Taseer`s killing, Minority
Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated by militants
in Islamabad on Wednesday for challenging the blasphemy law.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing of
Bhatti, who was the only Christian member of the cabinet.

PTI