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Lal Masjid cleric's murder case registered against Musharraf

Updated Sep 02, 2013 12:42pm
Haroon Rasheed had earlier filed a petition against Musharraf (above) for his involvement in the killing of his father and grandmother during the Lal Masjid operation.— File Photo
Haroon Rasheed had earlier filed a petition against Musharraf (above) for his involvement in the killing of his father and grandmother during the Lal Masjid operation.— File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Police on Monday registered a case against former military ruler Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf over the alleged murder of cleric Ghazi Abdul Rasheed and his wife during the Lal Masjid military operation.

Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi of the Islamabad High Court heard the case pertaining to a contempt of court plea submitted in the court by Haroon Rasheed, the son of the deceased Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Rasheed Ghazi.

The petition had sought contempt proceedings against two police officials who had refused to register a criminal case against former president Gen (retired) Pervez Musharraf.

During the hearing Justice Qureshi remarked that failure to register a case despite the court's orders was tantamount to contempt of court.

The bench ordered the station house officer (SHO) of Aabpara police station to register a case against the former president on the spot at the court premesis and to provide the court with a copy of the lodged FIR.

Haroon Rasheed had earlier filed a petition against Musharraf for his involvement in the killing of his father and grandmother during the Lal Masjid operation.