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IHC holds IG Islamabad responsible for Musharraf escape

April 19, 2013

A view of Islamabad High Court (IHC). — File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Friday declared Inspector-General Islamabad police Bani Amin Khan responsible for the failure of the capital city police to arrest former president Pervez Musharraf immediately after the cancellation of his protective bail on Thursday, DawnNews reported.

Earlier today, the court had reserved the ruling in the case after reprimanding Khan over Musharraf’s escape from IHC premises after Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had rejected the extension of protective bail granted to the former military ruler in the judges’ detention case.

The court reprimanded had Khan over the Islamabad police’s failure to apprehend Musharraf who had managed to transport to his farmhouse in Chak Shehzad, an area on the outskirts of Islamabad, and said in its remarks that the inspector general was not eligible to hold his post.

Moreover, Justice Siddiqui had told Khan he was directly responsible for the incident.

Justice Siddiqui had also said although he had suspended the sub-inspector, the responsibility ultimately lay with the IG who should have been suspended.