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Police official to be tried for facilitating Taliban

AT-KABUL:  Police official Khalil Andarabi is to be tried for helping a Taliban fighter, an official said Sunday.

Adarabi serving as Wardak police chief is accused in supporting Qari Zahir, Taliban’s intelligence head for northern Baghlan province. Zahir was arrested while being transported in the police vehicle belonged to Andarabi some two weeks ago in Wardak province.

“Assessment over Andarabi’s case has been completed and is to be handed over to the judiciary organs,” presidential spokesman Haroon Chakahnsoori said.

Afterwards Adarabi was detained in connection with the cases. Qari Zahir is known as most criminal of Taliban in Baghlan province.

He was accused of organizing of conflicts against the security forces and killing civilians.

The transfer of the Taliban leader in the Andarabi’s vehicle has sparked a strong reaction from different circles, demanding immediate investigations into the incident. The parliament came hard on the government, with lawmakers seeking credible investigations.

Interior Minister Taj Mohammad Jahid said in the parliament session that a commission had been tasked to investigate the issue seriously.

“The commission will submit a comprehensive report to president before they took a final decision,” Jahid said.

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