Manzoor Pashteen, Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) chief arrested from Shaheen Town, Peshawar on Monday, Bol News reported today.
As per details, Police also arrested nine other PTM workers identified as Muhammad Salam, Abdul Hameed, Idrees, Bilal, Mohib, Sajjadul Hassan, Aimal, Farooq and Muhammad Salman.
Tahkal police station official Shiraz Khan confirmed the arrest.
The police official said that the PTM chief is currently in Peshawar in 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.
According to police, a case was registered against the PTM chief at the City police station in DI Khan on Jan 18 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.
Taking to Twitter, senior PTM leader and MNA Mohsin Dawar said:
“This is our punishment for demanding our rights in a peaceful and democratic manner. Manzoor’s arrest will only strengthen our resolve. We demand the immediate release of Manzoor Pashteen.”