PESHAWAR : Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) will announce its verdict in a case, pertaining to attack on Kabal Police Station in Swat, against TNSM Ameer Maulana Sufi Muhammad, who is presently imprisoned at the Central Prison Peshawar. The judge of ACT, Abdur Rauf, is hearing the case against Maulana Sufi Muhammad and his accomplices inside the central prison Peshawar. The court in its last hearing reserved its verdict after completing arguments from both sides and now it will be announced tomorrow (Wednesday).

Maulana Sufi Muhammad is the father-in-law of Chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan(TTP) Maulana Fazlullah. He is known for trying to impose Sharia by force in Swat and Malakand division and sending volunteers to fight against the US forces in Afghanistan in 2001.

Sufi Muhammad and his accomplices had held a demonstration outside the Kabal Police Station Swat and then allegedly attacked it on June 18, 1995, though, no human loss occurred in the attack.

The Kabal police had registered a case against the cleric and 800 unidentified people, under several sections of the Pakistan Penal Code for attempted murder, waging or attempting to wage war against Pakistan, collecting arms with the intention to wage war against Pakistan and Section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

A total of 12 cases have been registered against Maulana Sufi Muhammad for murder, treason, arson and sedition. However, to date, he has been acquitted in 10 cases and only two are being heard at the moment.