Pak court issues warrants for Musharraf in judges' detention case
A Pakistani court has issued warrants for Pervez Musharraf's arrest in the judges' detention case.
Civil judge-cum-judicial magistrate Abbas Shah issued the warrants on a request of the SHO, Secretariat Police, against the former president for allegedly detaining over 60 judges, including Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, following proclamation of the state of emergency in the country on Nov 3, 2007, reports The Dawn.
An FIR was registered against Musharraf in August 2009 after a sessions court allowed a request of a lawyer, Chaudhry Mohammad Aslam Ghumman, seeking legal proceedings against the general.
SHO Qaiser Gillani had asked the court to issue the warrants so that Musharraf was made to face the investigation. Ghumman said Musharraf would be arrested upon his arrival in Pakistan and if he did not return the police would request the court to issue a proclamation.