ATC acquits Musharraf in Akbar Bugti murder case

Source:  The News Published in Justice on Monday, January 18, 2016

QUETTA: The Anti-Terrorism Court in Quetta has acquitted former president Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf, former interior minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao and provincial home minister Shoaib Nosherwani in Akbar Bugti murder case.

Leader of the Bugti clan in Balolchistan, Akbar Khan Bugti was killed in a cave on August 26, 2006 during a military crackdown ordered by Musharraf, who was president and army chief at the time.

ATC Judge Jaan Muhammad Gohar pronounced the short verdict here Monday.

The court also dismissed the request by Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, eldest son of late Nawab Akbar Bugti, to order exhumation and DNA test of the body to confirm that the body buried in Dera Bugti was that of his father.

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