8 arrested in Swat Swara case
MINGORA: The police arrested eight persons, including parents of the two girls, in a Swara case in the Matta tehsil of Swat district, official said on Wednesday. Talking to reporters, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Matta Circle, Noor Faraz Khan, said the jirga had been called to settle an honour–related dispute between Raza Khan and Sardar. The jirga decided to marry off two young daughters of Sardar to Raza Khan’s sons.
The marriages of 10-year old Naz was solemnised with 15–year old Ibrahim and eight–year old Shama with nine–year old Azizullah. After getting information about the unlawful act, the police started raiding the area for the arrest of the accused and recovery of minor girls.
The police arrested Maulana Shamsul Islam, Naseem, Samandar, Muhammad Zahid, Gul, Dost Muhammad, Gul Muhammad and the girls’ parents. The civil judge Matta remanded the accused into the police custody on a three–day physical remand and sent the girls to Darul Aman or shelter home.