Peshawar: Terror charges: nazim released after oath on Quran
PESHAWAR: Adezai Union Council (UC) Nazim Abdul Malik, who was arrested after an attack on a police flag march in Adezai area on August 06, was released here at Badaber Police Station on Tuesday. Three other members of his family, who were arrested with him, were also released. Abdul Malik took an oath on the Holy Quran in front of several villagers who had gathered at the police station to greet him on his release, that he would not attempt to persuade his children, friends and other terrorists into terrorism for the rest of his life; neither he would do any harm to government property and personnel nor would be involved in other crimes.
He also pledged to help security forces against militants and not to violate the oath. However, during the oath he also said that he was not a terrorist and had nothing to do with them. Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Rural Nasirul Mulk Bangash took oath from the nazim. NWFP Assembly Deputy Speaker Khushdil Khan was also present on the occasion. Later, Malik told reporters that neither he had any links with militants in the past nor has any link with them at present. Later, the police officials stopped him from talking to media men.
However, the villagers present at the police station told Daily Times that Abdul Malik was not a militant; instead he was against militancy in the area. Three other members of the nazim’s family including his son Gul Malik, his brother Abdur Raaziq and nephew Israr were also released. The nazim was arrested along with 14 other villagers on August 06 after a police flag march led by the city police chief and SSP Operations came under attack in the Adezai suburb of the city in the limits of Mattani Police Station.