PHC bars release of Ehsan Ullah Ehsan

Tariq Saeed

Peshawar

A two-member bench of the PHC headed by PHC Chief Justice Yahya Afridi on Wednesday barred the government from releasing former spokesman of the defunct Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ehsan Ullah Ehsan after the state failed to satisfy the court.
The decision was announced in the hearing of a writ petition filed by Fazal Khan, father of a student killed in the December 16, 2014 Army Public School attack.
The petitioner had expressed the apprehensions that the government was planning to give clemency to the ex-militant, who is reportedly in the custody of security agencies.
In its second report submitted in the court, the concerned quarters had stated that they were still investigating Ehsan ul Ehsan the TTP ex-spokesperson. The court directed the government to continue investigation against Ehsan, yet the two member bench also barred the government from releasing him on any ground.
Ehsan Ullah Ehsan, who had been associated with TTP and later its splinter group, the Jamaat ul Ahrar (JuA), it may be recalled had reportedly surrendered himself before the court earlier this year and had also made some startling disclosures regarding the defunct organization and its working.

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