ISLAMABAD: The anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday sent former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on judicial remand till May 4 and ordered police to present him in the next hearing, Geo News reported.
He was presented in the in-charge judge ATC Kausar Abbas Zaidi’s court.
During today’s brief hearing, the petitioner’s lawyer argued that the accused was presented in the court without the handcuffs which is a malafide action.
The judge was due to rule on whether Musharraf could remain remanded in police custody or would have to be transferred to jail ahead of his next appearance, which is expected to take place in the next few days.
As soon as Musharraf left the court, lawyers followed him and chanted slogans against him.
After the hearing, the security personnel escorted Pervez Musharraf outside the court from where he left for the Police Headquarters again under foolproof security.
Earlier, Pakistan’s former army chief and president Pervez Musharraf reached the court in Islamabad after spending his fist night in the police custody at the Islamabad Police Lines Headquarters today morning.
Though, Musharraf faces several cases, he was arrested in judges’ detention case on Friday. SSP Islamabad Police Yasin Farooq and other members of the investigation team had met the former president while his lawyer met him in the morning.
Names of 14 witnesses have been included in the incomplete challan (charge-sheet) against the former dictator.
The judicial magistrate, on Friday, had granted two-day transit remand to Pervez Musharraf while his Chak Shahzad farmhouse had been declared as sub-jail. After few hours he was transported to Police Lines Headquarters where he stayed at the officers’ mess.
ISB ADMINISTRATION RETURNS REQUEST TO DECLARE MUSHARRAF’S FARMHOUSE SUB-JAIL
Islamabad administration returned SSP police Islamabad’s request to declare former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s farmhouse in Chak Shahzad sub-jail after raising objections over it.
The administration says the police request does not clearly state what security threats are being faced by Musharraf, adding that the request should be submitted again with additional details.