Kalaya: 60 held under FCR in Orakzai Agency
KALAYA: Political administration of Orakzai Agency Tuesday arrested 60 tribal elders under the collective responsibility section of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR).
Tribal sources said after the kidnapping incident of four persons from Kohat district, the political administration held talks with elders of the Mishti tribe about the release of the kidnapped individuals.
However, after the failure of the talks, the Orakzai Agency’s administration launched a crackdown against the tribesmen, accusing them of being involved in the incident. The arrested elders included Malik Muqarab Khan, Malik Abdul Jabbar, Malik Said Rahman, Malik Nasir Khan, Malik Muhammad Khan and Malik Zubair besides dozens of others.
An official of the political administration said the tribal elders were intimated time and again to hand over the abducted persons but they failed to meet their collective responsibility and the government had to take action. He added the administration would put to task all those responsible for harbouring the kidnappers and other criminals in Orakzai Agency.