A Pakistan court on Thursday ordered formerPakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s arrest in connection with the judges’ detention case.
No sooner did the Islamabad High Court cancel his bail application than Musharraf escaped from the court premises.
Pakistani news agencies said that as soon as the bail was cancelled, police tried to apprehend the former Pakistan dictator, but his personal security guards whisked him away in a bullet-proof vehicle.
Musharraf is likely to approach higher court to seek relief.
The judges detention case charges Musharraf with illegally detaining more than 60 judges, including Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, after emergency was declared in Pakistan on November 3, 2007. The current cancellation of bail was on the basis of an FIR against Musharraf filed by an advocate in 2009 in the same case.
The former Pakistan dictator had earlier got interim bail after he returned to Pakistan last month for the country’s general elections slated for May after a four-year self-exile.
A Pakistan court had then extended the interim bail to Musharraf by a week in the case of the 2007 assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto.
Pakistan’s election authorities have disqualified him to contest the elections and his lawyers said he has filed appeals against the decision