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PC head snatches bribery suspect from Herat AGO custody

PC head snatches bribery suspect from Herat AGO custody

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Aug 18, 2016 - 11:53

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) head in western Herat province forcibly took away an engineer facing bribery charges from the provincial Attorney General Office (AGO), a source said on Thursday.

The source, wishing anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News PC Head Kamran Alizai forced his way into the AGO office and took the suspect with him.

The engineer with the Public Works Department (PWD) has been accused of taking $8,000 in bribe by the Herat City Municipality.

AGO officials held a meeting with the governor after the incident and asked him to investigate the issue.

A statement from the governor’s office said any kind of interference in the AGO affairs was against the laws.

The government would support the AGO and wound not allow anybody to violate the laws of the justice department, the statement said.

PC Head Alizai rejected the allegation and said the engineer he snatched from the AGO was innocent.

He alleged the provincial AGO office used to detain individuals committing minor crimes while big criminals moved free.

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