RAWALPINDI: An Anti-Terrorist Court in Rawalpindi on Wednesday denied the Federal Investigation Agency’s request to extend the physical remand of former police chief of Rawalpindi Saud Aziz and former Superintendent Police (SP) Rawal Town Khurram Shahzad in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.
The former police officials, who were arrested for alleged negligence of duty over the 2007 assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto, were produced before the court on Wednesday.
The FIA had requested the ATC to extend the physical remand of Aziz and Shahzad for nine more days. The court, however, turned down the request and sent the two accused to Adiyala prison on a 14-day-long judicial remand.
The court then adjourned the hearing till January 12 and ordered the FIA to present the accused in court on the said date.
Speaking to media representatives after the hearing, Aziz’s lawyer said the allegations levelled against his client were unfounded.