Sufi Mohammad`s sons, 32 other militants produced in court

Thirty-five pro-Taliban militants, including three sons of radical cleric Sufi Muhammad, were produced in an anti-terrorism court in the restive Swat valley of northwest Pakistan on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2010, 22:05 PM IST

Peshawar: Thirty-five pro-Taliban
militants, including three sons of radical cleric Sufi
Muhammad, were produced in an anti-terrorism court in the
restive Swat valley of northwest Pakistan on Tuesday.

The militants were presented before Judge Asim Imam,
who set July 20 as the next date for the hearing of the cases
against the accused.

Despite the court`s order, Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariah
Muhammadi chief Sufi Muhammad was not produced in the
anti-terrorism court for unknown reasons.

His sons Abdullah, Abdur Rehman and Fazlullah were
presented before the judge along with the other accused.

The militants have been charged with involvement in
crimes such as attacks on security forces, killing of innocent
people and bomb blasts across the Swat valley.

A majority of them had voluntarily surrendered after
the army launched an operation against the Taliban in Swat
last year.

PTI