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Kapisa police chief suspended over fuel theft scandal

Kapisa police chief suspended over fuel theft scandal

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May 19, 2016 - 18:16

MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has suspended the police chief for central Kapisa province over his alleged involvement in a fuel theft scandal, a public representative said on Thursday.

Provincial council chief Hussain Sanji told Pajhwok Afghan News Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Faiq had been suspended by MoI through a secret massage till further order. He did not provide further details.

The police chief could not be reached for comment despite multiple attempts.

The MoI had earlier said it was investigating corruption charges against Kapisa police chief and other officials and their cases had been referred to the Attorney General Office.

An investigation team was also dispatched to the province to probe the stealing of thousands of litters of fuel from the provincial police headquarters.

The delegation detained some officials of the police headquarters and brought them to Kabulinfo-icon for further interrogation.

Habib Rahman Sahar, the anti-corruption department head at MoI, said the Kapisa Police Chief had been introduced to the AGO.

Faiq had rejected the allegations and asked the government to punish individuals accusing him of stealing fuel.

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