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Charity group swindles 4.5m afs from Takharis

Charity group swindles 4.5m afs from Takharis

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Oct 18, 2015 - 17:22

TALUQAN (Pajhwok): A charity organisation in northeastern Takhar province has fled after fraudulently collecting 4.5 million afghanis from local residents, affected residents and an official said on Sunday.

Mulavi Mohammad Naim, a resident of Baghak area, who heads a council created by “Khwakhogi Charity Foundation,” said the foundation members had fled stealing 4.5 million afghanis of local people.

“The foundation collected 300 afghanis each from 15,000 people as coupon fees to distribute among them special cards for receiving food and other items worth $300 from specific shops in the market,” he said.

He said 270 people alone in Baghak area of Taluqan, the provincial capital, had filled the coupon forms.

Naim added all employees of the organisation had fled with people’s money last night.

Gulbadin, head of another council of the organization in Taluqan said, “If police do not arrest these individuals, 300 people would hold me accountable for the issue.”

“During the inauguration of the organisation, a number of local officials and provincial council members were present and that was why we trusted it. If the government does not resolve the issue, we would protest against the officials,” he said.

Meanwhile, the governor’s spokesman, Sunatullah Taimori, told Pajhwok that the governor’s house on Saturday sent a delegation to the organization to investigate its documents.

“The Khwakhogi Charity Foundation officials promised to present all their documents to the governor’s house on Sunday, but they closed their office and fled last night,” he confirmed.

Police have detained one of the employees of the organisation and efforts are underway to arrest other officials, he said.

The organisation’s head was identified as Mohammad Nader Aryayi, but information about other staff is not available.

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