Pervez Musharraf reaches anti-terrorism court in Islamabad

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Islamabad, April 20: Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday morning reached the anti-terrorism court (ATC) here after spending his first night in the police custody at the Police Lines Headquarters here, Geo News reported.

Musharraf will be presented in the court of in-charge judge ATC Kausar Abbas Zaidi. Musharraf, who faces several charges, was arrested in connection to the judges' detention case on Friday. He is likely to record his statement after consulting his legal representatives. Police officers and investigators met Musharraf on Friday while his counsel met him on Saturday morning.

Names of 14 witnesses have been included in the incomplete challan (charge-sheet) against the former dictator. The judicial magistrate had granted a two-day transit remand to Musharraf on Friday while his sprawling Chak Shahzad farmhouse had been declared as a sub-jail for security reasons.

The former Pakistani dictator was whisked away by his security guards from a court here after the latter cancelled his bail and ordered an immediate arrest. Musharraf had returned to Pakistan last month from a four-year self-exile to contest the May 11 elections but all his nominations were rejected.

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