Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): Police on Monday arrested Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen from Shaheen Town, officials said.
According to police official, the PTM chief is currently in Peshawar police custody but will be shifted to Dera Ismail Khan where an FIR has been registered against him.
Police will present Pashteen before a judicial magistrate for his transitory remand, he added.
Mohsin Dawar, senior PTM leader and MNA, also confirmed the development saying, "Last night Manzoor Pashteen was arrested in Tehkaal."
Last night Manzoor Pashteen was arrested in Tehkaal, Peshawar. This is our punishment for demanding our rights in a peaceful & democratic manner. But Manzoor's arrest will only strengthen our resolve. We demand the immediate release of Manzoor Pashteen.#ReleaseManzoorPashteen— Mohsin Dawar (@mjdawar) January 27, 2020
On Jan 18, a case was registered against the PTM chief at the City police station in DI Khan under sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups), 120-B (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 124 (sedition), and 123-A (condemning the creation of the country and advocating the abolishment of its sovereignty) of the Pakistan Penal Code.