Pak court releases Sufi`s sons for lack of evidence
Islamabad: A Pakistani court today 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.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Shocking: New ISIS video shows English-speaking boy beheading man
- Modi should not think of sending forces to fight ISIS: AIMIM chief Owaisi
- Panel discussion over politicians using Dalits as vote banks
- Siachen: All 10 missing soldiers hit by avalanche confirmed dead
- LTCG tax concession for under construction property
- `Jawaharlal Nehru awarded the man who stole Subhas Chandra Bose's INA treasure`
- ‘Ghayal Once Again’ tweet review
- Hashim Amla refuses to be interviewed by 'underdressed' Indian TV anchor: Report
- Scariest ever ghosts caught on camera, video goes viral - Watch
- Deepika Padukone's first shot from 'XXX 3' revealed! See pic