Musharraf named accused in Bhutto''s assassination

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Rezaul H Laskar

Islamabad, Feb 7 (PTI) Pakistan''s former presidentPervez Musharraf was today named as an accused in an interimchargesheet filed by prosecutors in an anti-terrorism courtconducting the trial of suspects charged with involvement inassassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto.

Musharraf, who has been living in self-exile inBritain since early 2009, was named as an accused in theinterim challan or chargesheet filed by the federalinvestigation agency in the anti-terrorism court inRawalpindi, the state-tv reported.

There was no official word on the development.

A report by a UN commission that probed the Bhuttoassassination had blamed Musharraf for failing to takeadequate steps to provide security to former premier.

Bhutto was killed by a suicide attacker in Rawalpindiin December 2007 during an election rally in Rawalpindi.

Musharraf was then President of Pakistan.

The anti-terrorism court is conducting the trial offive suspects linked to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan whohave been charged with involvement in Bhutto''s assassination.

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