Ghallanai: 5 relatives of militant commander held
GHALLANAI: Five relatives of a militant commander were arrested by the political administration when the latter refused to surrender to the authorities in Mullano Mandai of Haleemzai Tehsil in restive Mohmand Agency Tuesday. Sources told The News that Wajihullah, a militant commander and one of the 71 wanted persons, refused to renounce militancy and surrender to political authorities. The commander’s refusal prompted the high-ups to arrest five of his close relatives under the collective responsibility section of Frontier Crimes Regulation. The authorities also warned his four more relatives in Mullano Mandai near Ghallanai to vacate their homes within 24 hours otherwise strict action would be taken against them.
It may be mentioned that political administration had handed a list of 71 suspected persons to Haleemzai Jirga to present them before the authorities. All the suspects were produced to the administration by the Jirga but four, including Wajihullah, refused to surrender. Luqman, another commander of militants in Pandyalai Tehsil of Mohmand Lower, was produced by the jirga before the authorities.