ISLAMABAD - AMIR JALIL BOBRA and IMRAN MUKHTAR - The team of lawyers for former military dictator (Retd) Gen Pervez Musharraf has evolved a "guarded secret policy" for his defence in the Special Court in high treason case on its next hearing on February 7, one of the key players of the team confided to The Nation on Saturday.
He further said that "guerrilla" judicial policy would be adopted to protect the innocent client in treason case and an element of "surprise" would be maintained against their opponent lawyers so the lawyer team of former dictator has decided to keep their move top secret, he disclosed.
It is pertinent to mention here that the court had set bail bond at Rs 2.5 million. If Musharraf failed to pay the bond then he may get arrested.
Meanwhile, Capital Police received former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's bailable arrest warrants issued by a special court hearing trial of high treason against him.
A senior police officer quoting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Sikander Hayat confirmed to this correspondent that police had received the court orders. He said that the police would serve these arrest warrants to former President Pervez Musharraf on weekend or on Monday, the first working day of the next week.
A three-member special court headed by Justice Faisal Arab of Sindh High Court hearing high treason charges against Musharraf had issued bailable arrest warrants for him here on Friday, asking the police to file a compliance report before the court on February 7.
Musharraf is currently staying at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi where he had been admitted after he reportedly complained pain in his chest, a month ago, en route to the special court. The capital police would also contact Rawalpindi Police to serve arrest warrants as AFIC is in the jurisdiction of Rawalpindi.
Either Musharraf will have to surrender himself before the police for his onward appearance before the special court or he will have to get a bail from a court after submitting Rs 2.5 million security bonds, the senior police officer said.
According to police sources, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Sikander Hayat has appointed Captain (Retd) Ilyas, SP (Rural Area), as compliance officer of the court order while Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Rana Tahir and SHO of Shahzad Town Police have been included into the team that would comply with the court orders.
The special court on Friday had rejected Musharraf's application seeking medical treatment in the United States stating that any reasonable excuse was not provided to the court to justify the accused's failure to appear before it.
MUSH MEDICAL REPORT SUBMITTED IN COURT: The legal team of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf Saturday submitted his medical report in a local court hearing Ghazi Abdul Rashid murder case.
Advocate Ilyas Siddiqui representing Musharraf submitted the report in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Wajid Ali but no further proceedings in this connection could be held since the judge was on leave.
During the hearing of the case, Tariq Asad Advocate on the behalf Haroon Rashid, complainant of the case, also appeared before the court. However, they were informed by the court officials that the case would be fixed before the judge Azam Khan in absence of Additional District and Sessions Judge Wajid Ali. Later, the official of court of Azam Khan also told that this judge too was on leave.
Therefore, the case was adjourned till February 8 for further proceedings.
On the next hearing, lawyers of both the sides will argue on the medical report of Musharraf and his application seeking exemption for Musharraf's appearance before the court in this case.