PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) Friday ordered alteration of admittance of Sufi Mohammad cases from Dir to Peshawar, on the appeal of provincial government.
Chief justice Dost Mohammad heard an application of the provincial government. Advocate General Asadullah Chamkani informed that the court that the home department has requested for transferring the hearing of two cases against Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Mohammad,who is accused of creating law and order situation and speaking against country’s institutions.
While their trial is being conducted inside the Peshawar Central Prison, several other cases of terrorism have already on hold against Sufi Mohammad and other activists of Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM).
The court was informed that currently Sufi Mohammad is jailed in Peshawar prison and taking him to Dir for presenting before the court for hearing of his cases would be dangerous.
The advocate general requested the court to allow hearing of Sufi Mohammad cases by ATC in central Jail Peshawar. The court accepted the government’s plea and transferred hearing of the cases to Peshawar.
The bench observed that it would be adapt to transfer the case in question to Peshawar. Under current scenario when Sufi Mohammad had been trialed in different cases inside the prison and therefore,
Sufi Mohammad is accused of being involved in around 10 cases, mostly about rebellion and killing of PPP MPA Badiuz Zaman Khan in Swat in 1994, the TNSM chief has already been indicted. Most of these cases were registered between 1994 and 2009.