ISLAMABAD: The judicial bench, hearing Pervez Musharraf’s bail petition on judges detention case, disintegrated when Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui refused to be a member of the bench on Tuesday, Express News reported.
The court sent the issue to the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court, asking him to issue orders for the formulation of a new bench.
On Monday, a large group of lawyers had their statements recorded before the Shalimar Police Station against former president Pervez Musharraf in judge’s detention case.
Their statements cited that former president Pervez Musharraf had imposed emergency on November 3, 2007.
Earlier, on April 18, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court had rejected Musharraf’s bail plea and ordered his arrest. On May 22, a trial court rejected a second bail plea by Musharraf after the IHC shot him down.