| Updated at: 2111 PST, Saturday, December 04, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday issued warrants for the arrest of two police officers for their "failure" to protect slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a prosecutor said.
The court had issued non-bailable warrants for the arrest of Rawalpindi's police chief at the time, Saud Aziz, and another senior police officer, Khurram Shahzad, special prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali said.
"I filed an application that the two police officers be summoned as accused in the case for their abetment in the crime and the court has accepted my request today," Ali told AFP.
"The officers failed to provide adequate security to BB, denied her a post-mortem and were also responsible for hosing down the scene of the killing immediately after the crime," the prosecutor said.
The court will resume the hearing on December 11, he said.
Police said they had arrested five men in the weeks following BB’s slaying and five other suspects were at large, of whom three had been killed, including Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud.