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AG seeks info on fraud-tainted IEC officials

AG seeks info on fraud-tainted IEC officials

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Mar 02, 2011 - 19:38

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Attorney General's Office (AGO) has asked the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) for details about its officials accused of irregularities in last year's parliamentary elections.

On Jan. 30, the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECCinfo-icon) said it had sent a list of 73 IEC officials, accused of committing irregularities in the polls, to the AG Office. The commission was dissolved the same day on completion of its tenure.

The head of investigation department at the AG Office, Hafizullah Hafiz, denied receiving any list. "The only list of 44 people we have received is also incomplete and lacks details about the workers involved in anomalies."

The list did not carry information about the officials' father names, addresses, duty stations and other important datainfo-icon. Even their names were unclear, making their prosecution difficult, he added.

Accusing the commission of flouting the law by providing insufficient information about the fraud-tainted officials, Hafiz said they had sent an official letter to the electoral body for further details.

"If the commission does not come up with a positive response, it would be held responsible for possible problems in the future," he said, without going into details.

Former ECC spokesman, Ahmad Zia Rafat, told Pajhwok the Attorney General Office should contact the IEC because the electoral watchdog had been dissolved. He said they had already sent a list of the accused to the AGO.

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