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Pak court grants bail to TTP chief's father-in-law

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

A Pakistani today granted to the father-in-of Pakistani Mullah over eight years after he was arrested on charges of and

The Peshawar High (PHC) granted to 84-year-old Maulana Sufi Muhammad, the of banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Nifaz Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM), due to his old age and poor health.

Vying for implementation of Sharia in Pakistan, TNSM was declared a terrorist outfit and banned in 2002. It operates mainly in the Dir region, Swat and Malakand districts of

Muhammad was arrested in 2009 by army during military operation Operation Black Thunderstorm in Swat against the

He was arrested along with his two aides for inciting violence and committing He was charged with sedition, aiding and conspiracy.

The ordered release of Muhammad, who is currently hospitalised, against two surety bonds of Rs 700,000 each.

His arrest came following a peace deal between the then PPP government and TNSM. Under the deal, the then had signed the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation for Swat, paving way for the implementation of Sharia in the Malakand region on April 19, 2009.

In January 2011, Muhammad denied to an anti-terrorism court that he had any links to the Tehrik-i- (TTP) and that he only sought enforcement of sharia in Malakand.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 19:35 IST