Detective Quits Bhutto Bomb Case

Ex-PM charges bias, says he attended husband's torture
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2007 8:21 PM CDT
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, second from left, arrives at the tomb of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, under tight security, Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, in Karachi, Pakistan. A...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The detective probing last week's bomb attack on Bhutto quit today, after the two-time PM accused him of bias, the BBC reports. Bhutto claimed that Manzur Mughal attended her husband's torture eight years ago, and Pakistan did not deny it. “The investigation team will be formed anew,” an official said, "in view of the objections raised by Benazir Bhutto on the chief investigator's credentials."

Pakistan also made a show of  force against militants today by sending 2,500 troops to fight a cleric who seeks Taliban-style rule in Pakistan, the Washington Post reports. But the move instilled little apparent fear as 6,000 supporters of cleric Maulana Fazlullah rallied near the deployment. Militants also bombed an army convoy and injured four, officials said.