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Slain Baloch leader's son files murder case against Musharraf

Source: ANI
Last updated on: August 26, 2009 12:28 IST
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Slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti's son Jamil Akbar Bugti has filed a petition in the Sibbi district and sessions court seeking an order to register a case against former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf and other senior officials in connection with his father's death.

Jamil Bugti, in his petition, has accused Musharraf and his associates of murdering Akbar Bugti.

The petition states that a case should be registered against Musharraf, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, former interior minister Aftab Sherpao and several others, the Daily Times reported.

Jamil's counsel said the judge had summoned the inspector general of police and the Dera Bugti station house officer to appear before the court on September 2.

Musharraf has already denied allegations of being involved in the Baloch leader's murder.

Musharraf said Bugti's death was an accident, and that he was not killed by the security forces.

"During the operation, our three army officers and other jawans found Bugti in a cave and they had requested him to lay down arms and at the same time the cave collapsed and he was killed along with our officers," Musharraf had said.

Musharraf said the government was compelled to initiate a military offensive in Balochistan, as extremism was taking dangerous proportions in the region.

He added that 400 rockets were fired at the Sui plant in a day and that in such condition he had no option but to launch military operation in Balochistan.

Image: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf

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Source: ANI