Police officers, convicted in Benazir murder case have challenged the verdict

RAWALPINDI: The police officers, convicted in the murder case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, have challenged the imprisonment and fine sentences against them.

According to details, ex-deputy inspector general (DIG) Saud Aziz and ex-superintendent of police (SP) Khurram Shahzad have filed an appeal against the judgment in Rawalpindi bench of Lahore High Court.

Anti Terrorism Court in Rawalpindi had announced the verdict of the high profile murder case on August 31.

The court declared former president and military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf proclaimed offender in the case.

ATC has also handed a 17-year imprisonment sentence to ex-deputy inspector general (DIG) Saud Aziz and ex-superintendent of police (SP) Khurram Shahzad.

The court had ordered the police officers to pay fine of Rs. 0.5 million each as well.

According to FIA officials, Saud Aziz was a facilitator of the crime as he did not provide security to Benazir Bhutto.

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