Sufi Mohammad's detention extended till October 20

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Peshawar, Sep.20: The North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government has extended the detention of the Tehrike-e- Nafaz-e-Shariat Mohammed (TNSM) chief Sufi Mohammed for another 30 days.

Mohammad, who is locked up in the Peshawar Central Jail, would remain in custody till October 20, Peshawar's District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sahibzada Mohammed said.

Sufi was arrested along with his three sons Ziaullah, Rizwanullah and Hayatullah, from their residence in Peshawar on July 22.

They were later sent to prison under the provision of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) law, which allows people to be detained without charges being filed against them, The Daily Times reports.

Sufi's sons were released last month after they challenged their detention in the Peshawar High Court, but were arrested again later by security officials, saying they were wanted in various other cases also. (ANI)

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