'Bhutto murder case' witness Mark Siegel summoned by Rawalpindi court

Islamabad, Jan 1 (ANI): An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi has issued summons for Mark Siegel, a key witness in the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

The court had issued summons for the US lobbyist for Jan 5 in order to record his testimony in the case.

The summons for Siegel had been formally sent to the US and the lobbyist had also been informed of the developments through telephone calls, the Dawn reports.

According to the report, apart from Siegel, the court had also issued summons for former principal of Rawalpindi Medical College Dr Mussadaq Khan, Senior Superintendent of Police, Islamabad, Yasin Farooq, and other police officials, who are prosecution witnesses.

After the recording of the testimonies of the above stated witnesses, the statements of the members of the Federal Investigation Agency's Joint Investigation Team (JIT) would be registered.

Siegel, in his earlier statement to JIT, had said that Benazir had received a telephone call on Sept 25, 2007, in his presence in Washington in the office of US Congressman Tom Lantos.

She had told him it was a very 'bad call' from Pervez Musharraf, who had used "threatening and abusive language". (ANI)


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