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No clue yet to kidnapped ex-AG, police say

No clue yet to kidnapped ex-AG, police say

Oct 08, 2011 - 21:05

KABULinfo-icon (PAN): Efforts are underway to recover former attorney-general Abdul Jabbar Sabit, who was kidnapped two days earlier in Kabul, the interior ministry officials said on Saturday.

Seized by unidentified gunmen in Charasyab district, Sabit was probably taken to central Logar province, on Thursday, officials had said.

The efforts are still underway for the release of Sabit, however no details had so far been collected in this regard, interior ministry spokesman, Ghulam Siddique Siddiqui, told Pajhwok Afghan News. He hoped that his location would be identified sooner.

Speaking to this news agency, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zahir, the Kabul police criminal investigation department chief on Friday said, although it was not yet clear who had abducted Sabit, the Talibaninfo-icon insurgents could be involved in the incident.

Without informing anyone, the ex-AG had gone to the Saqawa desert of the district, where there are many land disputes, according to the top police officer, who said they were investigation the matter.

But Logar police head, Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai, believed Sabit might have been kidnapped to neighbouring Maidan Wardak province through the Abbazak area.

On the other hand, the Wardak police chief on Friday said together with Afghan and ISAF troops they were keeping an eye on the roads linking the two provinces. However, no clue had been found thus far, he added.

A resident of eastern Nangarhar province, Sabit was appointed as AG in 2006. He was sacked from the position in 2008 when he jumped into the presidential election. He has also served as advisor the ministries of interior and justice.



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