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Musharaff Flees From Court, Under House Arrest At Farmhouse

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
APRIL 19, 2013

   
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Former Pak president Pervez Musharraf has been put under house arrest at his farmhouse. The court has directed the police to produce him in the anti-terror court in two days.  Earlier in the day, he was arrested in a case related to the 2007 emergency and asked to appeared before a magistrate, becoming the first former army chief to do so.


 

 

The arrest comes after the Islamabad High Court ordered his arrest for not cooperating with police probing a case against him for detaining judges, including Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, during the 2007 emergency. However, immediately after his pre-arrest bail was cancelled and the police ordered to detain him, Musharraf fled from the court and drove to his farmhouse.


 

Musharraf has been grappling with numerous legal problems ever since his return last month after nearly 4 years in self-exile. Earlier this week, Musharraf was disqualified from contesting next month's general elections, practically ending his political ambitions. He has also been barred him from travelling out of Pakistan.



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