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Pakistan's Musharraf speeds away from court to avoid arrest after bail revoked


An election banner showing Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf, is used as a curtain on a makeshift home in a Christian slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Musharraf appeared in court to seek bail in Benazir Bhutto's assassination case. Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered Musharraf to respond to allegations that he committed treason while in power, and barred him from leaving the country only weeks after he returned. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) (The Associated Press)

Police say former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf has sped away from a court in the country's capital to avoid arrest after his bail was revoked.

Police officer Ali Asghar says policemen were deployed at the court building in Islamabad on Thursday, but Musharraf's security team rushed him out and put him in a black SUV before they could detain him.

Asghar says the court rejected his bail in a case related to his decision to suspend the constitution and declare a state of emergency in 2007.

A spokeswoman for Musharraf, Saima Ali Dada, says his legal time is trying to decide the next move.