GHALLANAI: The district administration of Mohmand tribal district has arrested 44 persons for disturbing law and order after a murder incident in Sagi Bala area of Safi tehsil.

According to a statement issued from the office of the deputy commissioner Mohmand, some people tried to disturb law and order in the area after a murder incident in Safi tehsil. It said 44 people, who raised an armed Lashkar to demolish the house of an alleged killer, have been arrested and cases have been registered against them. The administration has also imposed Section-144 in Sagi Bala and warned that any person involved in disturbing law and order will be dealt with sternly.

On Friday, a tribal Lashkar demolished the house of a person and expelled his family from Mohmand on charges of getting his rival’s son killed through hired assassins. Hundreds of people from Safi tribe participated in the Lashkar which demolished the house of Haji Speen Khan in Sagi Bala.

On Thursday, Haji Speen Khan allegedly got Sher Rehman, the son of his rival, killed through hired assassins. The local people had also killed two hired assassins after Sher Rehman’s murder.

The administration and a local Jirga of tribal elders failed to stop the Lashkar from demolishing the house. The security forces also restored to aerial firing to stop the Lashkar, but they didn’t stop.