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Pak re-arrests Musharraf for Red Mosque case

Update : 10 Oct 2013, 04:37 PM

Pakistani police said on Thursday they have arrested former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the 2007 raid of the Red Mosque in Islamabad, a day after a court granted him bail in a separate case.

"We have put General Musharraf under house arrest in a case involving a military operation on an Islamabad mosque," Muhammad Rizwan, a senior official of the Islamabad police told reporters.

"We will present him before a court on Friday," Rizwan added, after visiting Musharraf's plush villa at the edge of Islamabad, which has been declared a sub jail.

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Musharraf over the death of a rebel leader, a move that observers believed would bringing closer his possible release after nearly six months of house arrest.

He had already gotten bail in two other major cases against him, including one relating to the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

A party spokesman confirmed the arrest saying they will now apply for bail in the latest case.

"Yes, police have officially arrested General Musharraf and put him under house arrest. We will file his bail application soon," Muhammad Amjad, secretary General of Musharraf's All Pakistan Muslim League, told AFP.

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