Sufi Mohammad’s detention challenged in court
Tuesday, 18 Aug, 2009 | 04:47 PM PST |
PESHAWAR: Tehreek-i-Nifaz-i-Shariat-i-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Mohammad’s detention has been challenged at the Peshawar High Court, DawnNews reported court sources as saying on Tuesday.
Detention of Sufi Mohammad and his three sons was challenged under the 3-MPO, sources said.
Justice Dost Mohammad Khan of the Peshawar High Court subsequently summoned the District Coordination Officers of Peshawar and Swat and ordered them to present records before the Peshawar High Court on August 30. — DawnNews < www.dawn.com >
Pak court releases Sufi’s three sons for lack of evidence
Report by Rezaul-H-Laskar
Press Trust Of India , Islamabad, August 26, 2009
Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from detention of three sons of hardline cleric Sufi Mohammad, who was arrested last month for his links to the Taliban in Swat, saying the authorities failed to provide ‘sufficient proof’ of their involvement in acts of terrorism.
The Peshawar High Court accepted a petition from Mohammad’s sons – Rizwanullah, Hayatullah, and Ziaullah – challenging their detention.
It granted bail to them and ordered that they should be released from prison if no other cases were pending against them. The court noted that the government of the North West Frontier Province had not given ‘sufficient proof’ of the three men’s involvement in acts of terrorism.
The three men were arrested along with their father, the head of the banned Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariah Mohammadi, from their residence in Peshawar on July 22. They were later sent to prison under the provision of the Maintenance of Public Order law, which allows people to be detained without charges being filed against them.
Police in Swat have booked Sufi Mohammad under the Anti-Terrorism Act and other laws for his links with Taliban fighters led by his son-in-law Maulana Fazlullah. He has also been charged with treason.