Ranjbar says he is not involved in kidnapping case of young girl
AT News Report
KABUL: Abdul Kabir Ranjbar, Head of Democrat Lawyers Union of Afghanistan on Sunday denied the allegations posed by Attorney General Office (AGO) and said that he was not involved in the kidnapping and rape of a young girl.
Addressing a press conference here in Kabul, he told mediamen that AGO without any proof or arrest warrant detained him. He termed this action as violation of the article 25 of the constitution. The article states that accused shall be innocent until proven guilty by the order of an authoritative court.
Ranjbar was arrested by AGO on June 23, after his alleged involvement in rape of a girl after kidnapping her from Dehsabz. Later, he was released after two days.
He said that he had documents to prove his innocence. “When I was released, Deputy Attorney General, Rahmatullah Nazari said that if Ranjbar brought any document as proof to AGO, then the case would be considered as a conspiracy against him,” he said, while adding that now he had the documents, but the authorities were not ready to see him.
He termed the allegations as baseless and said that it ruined his career. He urged President Hamid Karzai and Attorney General to appoint a jury to investigate the case on scientific grounds so the public would witness fair result of the case.
He said that he married Deewa, the girl he is accused for her kidnapping and raping her, last year. “Due to some problems five months ago, I broke up with her.”
This scribe several times tried to contact officials in AGO, but failed to get their version.
According to AGO the girl was kidnapped from Dehsabz area of Kabul eight months ago, and was sexually assaulted by Ranjbar for several months.
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