Sufi Muhammad, founder of the banned Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi which wants to impose Shariat in Pakistan and had over-run the Swat valley some years ago, was on Saturday acquitted in a 1994-vintage case of an attack on a police station.

According to Radio Pakistan, Sufi Muhammad was acquitted by a special anti-terrorist court in Peshawar. He still has a number of other cases against him. Sufi Muhammad is the father-in-law of Maulana Fazlullah (Radio Mullah) who is said to have escaped Swat during the military operations and set up base in Kunar in Afghanistan from where he organizes attacks on Pakistani security posts.

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