islamabad - Another judge of the federal capital’s district judiciary Tuesday recused himself from hearing a cleric murder case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. This time it was Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Atta Rabbani who excused himself from the hearing this high-profile murder case, citing his personal reasons.

Then he sent the matter again to District and Sessions Judge (West) Kamran Basharat Mufti who had already recused himself from hearing the murder case against Pervez Musharraf. Now, Mufti will conduct the hearing of the case on September 17 for further proceedings in this matter.

The court is conducting the hearing of double murder case of Ghazi Abdul Rashid and his mother Sahiba Khatoon on the complaint of Ghazi’s son Haroon Rashid.

Previously, while hearing the case, Kamran Basharat remarked that he had read the judgment of Islamabad High Court on the petition of Musharraf who had challenged his arrest warrants issued by this court.

“According to the decision, Musharraf’s counsel had raised objection before the IHC that I had served as the secretary of judicial commission constituted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to probe Lal Masjid operation in 2012. Therefore, the counsel maintained that I should not conduct the hearing of this case,” observed Basharat Mufti.

The judge added now, he had concluded not to continue the hearing of this case and he would forward this matter to any other judge.

Later, District and Sessions Judge Kamran Basharat Mufti sent this case to Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Atta Rabbani.

In this particular matter, the Islamabad police had registered a case against Musharraf for his alleged role in the murder of Rashid and his mother during the Lal Masjid military operation.

The federal police filed the case in 2013 after Haroon Rashid, Ghazi’s son, submitted an application with the Aabpara police for registration of an FIR against the former president. In the application, Haroon had referred to about 20 pages of the Lal Masjid Commission report, which held the former president responsible for the operation.