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Mayor suspended on moral grounds

Mayor suspended on moral grounds

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Mar 28, 2013 - 17:14

PUL-KHUMRI/KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The mayor of northern Baghlan province was suspended after allegedly being caught red-handed while drinking alcohol in company of three womeninfo-icon, officials said on Thursday.

Police raided 103rd block of Macro Ryan residential area late on Monday night and arrested some men with three women, the Kabul crime branch chief said.

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zahir said Baghlan Mayor Syed Massoud Sadat and an attorney were among those detained.

Baghlan's Deputy Governor Qadim Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News Sadat had been suspended after his brief arrest and release. He said Sadat had reached home.

Zahir said Sadat and the three women had been referred to the prosecution office for action after they were arrested for "moral crime". "We don't know who ordered his release."

Pajhwok reporter in Baghlan said he saw Sadat driving a car toward the governor's house. The journalist tried to take Sadat’s comment, but he declined.

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