Saturday, June 25, 2011

Person accused in Shahbaz Bhatti case acquitted

An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi acquitted the accused arrested in former federal minister Shahbaz Bhatti assassination case.

Judge Pervez Ali Shah of the special court in Rawalpindi heard the case of the killing of minorities minister. During the proceedings he asked the police to provide details of the investigation into Shahbaz Bhatti's murder.

The police had detained the accused Hafiz Nazar and presented him before the court. Police had also managed to get physical remand for him seeking that it was necessary to ask questions about assassins .

According to the police, one of the witnesses in the case Tahir Naveed Bhatti had made a statement which led to the arrest of the accused.

During the hearing, Police told the court that after five days of questioning no developments were made and requested for further eight-day physical remand for the accused.

The court however granted acquittal to the accused.