Sunday, July 12, 2009

Murtaza Bhutto murder case adjourned

Murtaza Bhutto murder case adjourned
Daily Times - Karachi, Pakistan - Sunday, July 12, 2009

KARACHI: The hearing in the murder case of Mir Murtaza Bhutto, chief of PPP (Shaheed Bhutto Group), SVP Ashique Hussain Jatoi and six workers and supporters of the party, was adjourned till July 27 by Additional District and Sessions Judge, East-I, Aftab Ahmed as the court was told that the prosecution witnesses (PWs), who were issued with notice for appearance and testimony, either passed away or retired from the police service.

When the trial pending since 1996 came up for hearing, the process server informed that none of the PWs was in attendance. He stated that some of the PWs have passed away, while trial remains pending and some have retired and thus untraceable for serving of summons to record their evidence in the case. The trial court judge, after this statement by the process server, issued notices to more PWs and adjourned further proceeding still July 27. The accused include AIG Wajid Ali Durrani and a number of police officials including low ranking officials were facing trial since 1996. Mir Murtaza Bhutto and his men were gunned down in an alleged shoot out with the Karachi police on Sept 20, 1996. staff report

Murtaza Bhutto murder case adjourned


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