TNSM chief Sufi Mohammad's detention extended till September

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Peshawar, Aug.30 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Mohammad's detention has been extended by a month by the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government.

According to sources, the Peshawar district coordination officer has extended Mohammad's detention till September 27 under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).

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 law, which allows people to be detained without charges being filed against them, The Daily Times reports.

Sufi's sons were released earlier this week 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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