On Wednesday, Pakistan arrested two senior police officials in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Bail was refused for the 2 officials, Saud Aziz and Khurram Shehzad, said special public prosecutor Chaudhary Zulfiqar Ali. Aziz was the police chief in the Rawalpindi district at the time of Bhutto's assassination while Shehzad was the head of her security team.

They have been accuse of security infringes covering up evidence by hosing down the crime scene and failing to conduct a post-mortem examination on Bhutto.

Aziz and Shehzad said Bhutto's husband and the current president, Asif Ali Zardari, ordered them not conduct the post-mortem. An audio of that request was played in court Wednesday. The court found the two men had failed their legal obligation as police.

Bhutto had returned from a self-imposed, eight-year exile to run in the country's general elections in 2007. She escaped one attempt on her life but was killed on December 27 by a 15-year-old suicide bomber while campaigning in Rawalpindi, the seat of Pakistan's military. The two police officials are scheduled to appear for a hearing January 7.


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