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Musharraf lashes out after arrest
Islamabad, April 19, 2013
First Published: 12:23 IST(19/4/2013)
Last Updated: 12:25 IST(19/4/2013)
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, gestures upon his arrival to Karachi airport, Pakistan. AP Photo/Shakil Adil

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf has lashed out at his accusers following his arrest in a case involving his decision to fire senior judges while in power.

Police arrested Musharraf overnight following his dramatic escape from a court in Islamabad Thursday after a judge rejected his bail and ordered his detention.

Musharraf called the allegations against him "politically motivated" in a message posted on his Facebook page after his arrest.

Police presented Musharraf before a different court in the capital on Friday morning, where the judge ordered the police to keep him in custody for two days and then present him before an anti-terrorism court.

Police returned him to his home on the outskirts of Islamabad, where he holed up after his escape, and held him under house arrest.

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