Taliban militant responsible for flogging woman arrested from Swat

Hadi was allegedly involved in flogging a married girl, Saira Bibi in Asharbanr village of Tehsil Charbagh.


Fazal Khaliq March 20, 2012

SWAT: Charbagh Police claimed to have nabbed Fazal Hadi, a high profile Taliban militant on late Monday evening on a tip-off received from the Swat valley of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Hadi was allegedly involved in flogging a married girl, Saira Bibi in Asharbanr village of Charbagh tehsil.

He was arrested after returning to Asharbanr village from Hyderabad.

Saira who was married to Fazal Amin, a day labourer, was handed 30 lashes in 2009 by a self-styled Taliban Sharia court without having heard her plea - for a crime she had never committed.

She was accused of having illicit relations with a man in her in-laws by Hadi and Maulvi Abdur Rehman and other relatives of her husband.

The incident is different from the one whose video went viral and drew widespread condemnation. The video showed a flogging incident which occurred at Kala Kaley in Kabal tehsil.

COMMENTS (6)

Zia Ur Rehman | 9 years ago | Reply

Fazal Hadi was hiding in Karachi and arrested by security forces on his return to Charbagh area. It is also believed that he was also involved in killing of many anti-Taliban leaders of Swat in Karachi.

Zaheer | 9 years ago | Reply Yes. Now let a group of women hold this to the ground and flog him in front of video cameras!
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