ISLAMABAD- The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is not investigating any new accused in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto case, and those already arrested on the charge of involvement are being tried by a court, FIA sources told TheNation on Saturday. The information effectively contradicts the claim made by Interior Minister Rehman Malik while talking to reporters in Gujjar Khan on Friday. His conversation had given the impression as if the government had made some more arrests, whose identities he said would be made public after approval of the PPPs Central Executive Committee. Well-placed sources in FIA said on Saturday that no accused was in the custody of the Agency in connection with the assassination of former prime minister of Pakistan. FIA had already investigated seven accused including Aitzaz Shah, Sher Zaman, Husnain Gul, Muhammad Rafaqat, Rasheed Ahmed, former City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Syed Saud Aziz and former SP Rawal Town Khurram Shahzad. All of them are now in the judicial custody and facing trial in an Anti-Terrorism Court in Rawalpindi. An official of FIA on the condition of anonymity said that the Agency could not keep any accused in its custody illegally and if it had arrested any new accused in connection with the assassination of Benazir, as claimed by the interior minister, it was under legal obligation to produce him before a court for a physical remand. Meanwhile, it has been transpired in background interviews with some officials of the Interior Ministry that the Ministry had done nothing to bring back from Britain former president Pervez Musharraf, an accused in Benazir assassination case. Sources privy to the developments said the Ministry wanted to keep the issue in limbo and, apparently, looked non-serious about his repatriation in the absence of any extradition treaty between the two countries. Anti-Terrorism Court-III of Rawalpindi had issued arrest warrants of Pervez Musharraf to be served at his residence in London, but no progress had been made yet for his arrest. The sources claimed that the issue of his repatriation could be resolved at diplomatic level in the absence of any treaty, but the Ministry was not doing anything to resolve the issue. It is said there is a verbal understanding between the government and Musharraf that the former would not do anything against the latter. The JIT in its investigations had said that Musharraf had prior knowledge of the assassination of Benazir, carried out allegedly by accused Baitullah Meshud. JIT had given its findings on the basis of a statement given by Brigadier (R) Javed Iqbal Cheema, former director general (DG) National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) who held a press conference a day after the assassination of Benazir and briefed the media about assassins of PPP leader. Cheema in his statement recorded with the FIA had said that Musharraf had ordered this press conference. JIT has said in its investigations that it was evident from this pre-investigation press conference ordered by Musharraf that he had prior knowledge of the assassination.