Helmand residents complain of harassment by ALP
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The residents of southern Helmand province complained of harassment by Afghan Local Police (ALP).
Abdul Ghafoor, a resident of the locality, said ALP commander Noor Mohammad had sold government lands several years ago which he wanted to return and then resale them.
“The ALP commander has come to village and has beaten the residents and has also taken the household items of the people,” he added.
Noor Ahmad, another resident, said: “The commander blamed a person of affiliation with Taliban and sometimes with other militant groups only to get money from them.”
The commander stormed a village by saying that he wanted to follow Taliban and then he carried all house hold items of the local residents with him. “Commander Noor Mohammad and his guards have seriously beaten two young men and old man to death,” he mentioned.
Pajhwok Afghan News tried to contact Noor Mohammad to get his version but he could not be contacted.
Maj. Gen. Nabi Jan Malakhail, provincial police chief, said he had not been contacted by anyone regarding maltreatment by police officer.
He assured that any ALP solider if found involved in such practices would be detained and handed over to attorney general for punishment.
Several people complained against ALP soldiers in Helmand but later they said Taliban had forced them to blame ALP.
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