Benazir Bhutto murder case: SC announces verdict in bail cancellation plea of police officers

Benazir Bhutto murder case: SC announces verdict in bail cancellation plea of police officers
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*ISLAMABAD - Supreme Court has announced the verdict in the case of bail cancellation of police officers nominated in Benazir Bhutto murder case.*

*A request to cancel the bail granted to former SPO Saud Aziz bail and SP Khurram Shahzad in the Benazir Bhutto murder case was rejected on Friday by the Supreme Court.*

The petition was filed by the mother of Benazir’s chief security officer Tauqeer Kaira who was also killed in the 2007 attack. The case was heard by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.

The petition argued that Aziz and Shahzad were granted bail and posted at important positions illegally.

The policemen were suspects in the murder case since they cleaned the murder scene soon after the attack. They were granted bail by the Islamabad High Court. An ATC had awarded them 17 years in the case.

The petitioner’s lawyer, Sardar Latif Khosa, argued that the cops were involved in the murder conspiracy because they destroyed evidence. He questioned how they were granted bail against an ATC judgment. He said Aziz was responsible for providing Benazir a secure enclosure but instead of doing that he sent an SSP and other officers for security.

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