Baloch court orders Musharraf to be booked for Bugti's murder

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Quetta, Oct.7 (ANI): The Balochistan High Court (BHC) has ordered the concerned authorities to book former President General Pervez Musharraf along with former Prime Minister Sahukat Aziz and former Balochistan Chief Minister Jaam Yousuf for the murder of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Sources said BHC Chief Justice has directed the Station Head Officer (SHO) of the Dera Bugti police station to register a case against Musharraf and others in connection with Bugti's murder.

The court has also asked all the accused to appear before the court through the Foreign Affairs Ministry, The Nation reports.

Earlier, slain Baloch leader's son, Jamil Akbar Bugti had filed a petition in the Sibbi District and Sessions Court seeking a court order to register a case against Musharraf and other senior officials in connection with his father's death.

Jamil Bugti, in his petition, accused Musharraf and his associates of murdering Akbar Bugti.

The petition stated that a case should be registered against Musharraf, former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, former Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao and several others.

Musharraf has already denied allegations of being involved in the Baloch leader's murder.

Musharraf said Bugti's death was an accident, and he was not killed by the security forces.

"During the operation, our three army officers and other jawans found Bugti in a cave and they had requested him to lay down arms and at the same time the cave collapsed and he was killed along with our officers," Musharraf had said. (ANI)

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