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Officers held in BB case handed over to FIA

RAWALPINDI: Two police officers detained in connection with probe into the Benazir Bhutto assassination case were handed over to the Federal Investigation Agency for eight days on Friday.

benazir bhuttoAnti-Terrorism Court-III Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed gave Rawalpindi`s former city police officer Syed Saud Aziz and SP Khurram Shahzad into the FIA`s custody after the Lahore High Court had directed him to accept a request of the joint investigation team in this regard.

The two men were brought to the court in strict security from Adiala Jail where they were earlier sent on judicial remand.

The investigators had sought the custody of the suspended officers to recover cellphones that were in their use on Dec 27, 2007 “ the day when Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack.

The trial court judge expressed surprise over the statement of defence lawyers in the high court that mobile handsets given to investigators by the police officers were not the ones they were using in 2007.

Earlier, counsel for the two officers had informed the trial judge that their mobile sets were handed over to investigators.

The prosecutors said that through forensic examination of mobile phones they could learn about the people who were in contact with the two police officers on the tragic day.

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