Rawalpindi - An anti-terrorism court on Monday wrote a letter to district coordination officer Rawalpindi asking the DCO to contact federal interior minister and Punjab home secretary to arrange facility of video link in the court to record the statement of US author Mark Siegel in Benazir Bhutto (BB) murder case.

The court deferred the hearing in the high profile case till May 21 after issuing notices again to five prosecution witnesses.

ATC Special Judge Rai Muhammad Ayub Marth took up the BB murder case in heavily guarded Adiala Jail during which the court wrote a letter to DCO Rawalpindi in which he was directed to approach Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and provincial home secretary to arrange facility of video link in the court so that the statement of Mark Siegel could be recorded.

However, the court was told by the FIA Special Public Prosecutor that the summons issued by judge could not be served on five prosecution witnesses. On this, the court issued summons the five prosecution witnesses again and postponed the hearing till May 21.

The case proceedings were also attended by former City Police Officer (CPO) Syed Saud Aziz and former SP Rawal Division Khurram Shehzad, besides the five accused Aitzaz Shah, Rafaqat, Hussnain Gull, Abdul Rashid and Sher Zaman.