Pakistani police to probe ex-president Musharraf's role in cleric's death
ISLAMABAD (AP) - The Pakistani police opened a new investigation on Monday into former President Pervez Musharraf's role in the death of a radical cleric killed during a raid of a mosque in downtown Islamabad, the police said.
The police are investigating Musharraf's role in the operation against the hardline Red Mosque in 2007 that killed nearly 100 people, investigator Mohammad Yousuf said.
Musharraf ordered the raid in response to increasing complaints against the mosque. Students there had begun raiding massage parlours, shops selling movies and other places they deemed as centers of vulgarity.
The mosque raid set off widespread counterattacks by militants that added to Musharraf's unpopularity.