Islamabad: A Pakistani court has sent former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf on 14 day judicial remand over the killing of Abdul Rashid Ghazi, a jehadi Pakistani cleric of the Red Mosque during the 2007 military operation.
He has been directed not to leave the country.
The same magistrate had earlier turned down the police's request seeking physical remand, saying this could be done only if Musharraf was present in court.
Senior police officials told the magistrate that bringing Musharraf to court would involve grave security risks.
The magistrate remanded 70-year-old Musharraf to judicial custody and directed that he should be held in his farmhouse on the outskirts of Islamabad, already declared a sub-jail.