LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) while granting bail to Saud Aziz and Khurram Shahzad accused in Benazir Bhutto assassination case has issued orders for their immediate release.
Former CPO Saud Aziz and former SP Khurram Shahzad had filed their bail pleas with LHC two weeks earlier.
A 2-member bench of LHC presided over by chief justice Ejaz Chaudhry took up the case for hearing Tuesday and granted bail plea.
The court directed them to furnish sureties of Rs 1000000 each and passport to trial court. The prosecution opposed their bail plea and the court was told that Saud Aziz showed sheer negligence on the eve of assassination of Benazir Bhutto and washed the scene immediately. Therefore, all the evidence was removed. Saud Aziz also did not provide his mobile cell during the investigation.
Opposing the arguments, Khawaja Sultan, counsel for Saud Aziz said no direct evidence about involvement of Saud Aziz in Benazir assassination case had been found. Saud Aziz had been involved in investigation of killing conducted by police.
The court hearing the arguments from the both sides had granted bail to both the accused persons and ordered for their immediate release.