BB murder: Pak officials submit details of evidence collected from crime scene

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Rawalpindi, May 13 (ANI): Pakistani police officials, who were accused of destroying vital ground evidence in the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto assassination case, have submitted details of 30 articles and other evidences, which were collected from the crime scene on December 27, 2007 before the area was hosed down.

The details were submitted to the three member enquiry committee constituted by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to probe the hosing down of the crime scene at Liaquat Bagh , and also to the joint investigation team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

According to the report, officials had colleted 30 important evidences, including a 30 bore pistol, a damaged magazine, a nine-MM pistol, a black leather jacket, samples of blood, and also the dismembered head of the suspected suicide bomber before the site was washed off.

Various other materials such as several empty bullet cartridges, damaged vehicles including that of Bhutto, her blood samples from the Land Cruiser, mobiles phones and identity cards were also colleted, the report said.

However, some crucial pieces of possible evidence are missing, including a SIM card used by the suspected bomber or his accomplices, which may have been lost because of the hosing down of the area, The Dawn reports.

But the most important piece of evidence submitted by the officials is the letter written by the then City Police Officer (CPO) Saud Aziz to the Inspector General of Police of Punjab saying that police had sought Asif Ali Zardari's permission for Bhutto's autopsy, but it was denied.

" But Asif Ali Zardari turned down our request and declared that her post-mortem shall not be conducted," the letter states.

Citing the Scotland Yard report on the assassination, the report said that the person who had fired at Bhutto was the same who had detonated the explosives. (ANI)

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