SWAT - Police Sunday registered a treason case against chief of outlawed Tehrik Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohamm-adi (TNSM) chief Maulana Sufi Mohammad and nine of his associates for declaring the Constitution of Pakistan as un-Islamic and provoking the masses against the government. Later, District Police Officer Sajid Khan Mohmand confirmed that treason case had been registered against Maulana Sufi Mohammad, Maulana Abdul Haq, Shah Zeb, Maulana Safiullah, Maulana Fayaza Shah, Salar and Samiul Haq and three others. APP adds: Police registered the case against Maulana Sufi Muhammad in Police Station Saidu Sharif, Swat district, under various sections. An official of Saidu Sharif Police Station confirmed that case had been registered under various sections, including 7 ATA. Sufi Muhammad was arrested along with two sons, Ziaullah and Rizwanullah Khan, from Sethi Town, Peshawar, on July 26. AFP adds: We have registered a case of treason, rebellion and terrorism against Sufi Mohammad, Swat police chief Sajid Khan Mohmand told AFP by telephone. He has been charged on the basis of a speech he delivered on April 19, declaring that he does not believe in democracy, the Constitution of Pakistan or its judicial and parliamentary system, Sajid Khan said. A case of waging war and conspiracy against the country has also been registered, he said. The charges carry a minimum penalty of life imprisonment and a maximum of death. Our Monitoring Desk adds: DPO Sajid Mohmand informed that treason case had been registered under articles 120-D, 124-A and 7-T, reported a private TV channel quoting officials. Addressing public rallies in Swat, Sufi Muhammad had repeatedly declared the Constitution of Pakistan as un-Islamic and the Parliament as illegal. Ameer Izzat and Mualana Alam have also been nominated in the case after their deaths, sources said. According to The Washington Post, Sufi Muhammad, father-in-law of Swat Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah, is accused of aiding terrorism and conspiring against the government, the Swat police chief said. Maulana Sufi Muhammad, who was arrested last Sunday near Peshawar, must appear before a court within 15 days to be formally charged, Sajid said, but noted there were still no functioning courts in Swat. He said authorities would seek a legal opinion to determine whether the case could be moved to Peshawar if no Swat court is up and running in time. The charges stem from comments Sufi made during an April speech in which he condemned democracy and elections and said Pakistans constitution was un-Islamic. It is tantamount to threatening the sovereignty of Pakistan, the police official said. We have recordings of all of his speeches where he had instigated masses against the government of Pakistan and its institutions, Sajid was quoted as saying, adding that investigators would continue gathering evidence, particularly about the clerics support for the militants during the peace process.