Police arrest seven in Swara case in Swat
MINGORA: The police arrested seven out of nine accused jirga members who had sealed the fate of a minor girl by giving her in Swara to settle a dispute between two families in the Shah Dheri area in Swat, official sources said on Thursday.
The sources said raids were being conducted to arrest Sardar Hussain to whom the girl was committed as Swara and her mother who were still at large. However, the police had arrested the jirga head Sargand, Habibur Rahman, father of the girl, her uncle Sardar Ali, Khalid, Latifur Rahman and Ali Rahman.
The girl had submitted an application with the District Police Officer (DPO) Sher Akbar Khan that she was punished for the sins of her uncle Sardar Ali as the jirga decided to give her hand to Sardar Hussain.