Upper dir - A local court has released eight members of a jirga on bail, who were arrested by Dir police in a Swara case. It is learnt that a four-year-old girl Kalsoom was given to an 18-year-old boy Zakria in marriage to settle dispute between the rival families in Hatan Dara area of Upper Dir.

The local jirga members, including Shahzada, grandfather of a four-year-old girl, were arrested by the police from Hatan Dara area on the complaint of Bacha Gul, maternal uncle of the girl.  The police registered a case under section 310 of PPC.  

However, the court released them on bail to settle the dispute through mutual understanding in a peaceful manner.