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Another senior Bamyan official held on graft charges

Another senior Bamyan official held on graft charges

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Apr 06, 2016 - 22:13

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The agricultureinfo-icon, irrigation and livestock director for central Bamyan province has been arrested on corruption charges, the governor said on Wednesday.

Governor Mohammad Tahir Zohari told Pajhwok Afghan News the agriculture director, Mohammad Tahir Attai, had been arrested by intelligence officials who long monitored his activities.

Attai was currently being interrogated by the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) officials, the governor said, but stopped short of going into details.

The provincial attorney office had previously arrested Attai on similar charges five years ago but was released after two months in detention.

Attai resumed work as the director of the agriculture department after his release. He has been on the director’s post for the past 15 years.

The governor’s spokesman, Abdul Rahman Ahmadi, said the provincial government was committed to eradicating corruption.

He said former educationinfo-icon director Mohammad Reza Ada and Shibar district education officer had already been arrested for stealing pension money of the education department’s employees and teachers amounting to 90 million afs.

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