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Gen. Raziq accused of usurping 10 armored vehicles of a private company

Gen. Raziq accused of usurping 10 armored vehicles of a private company

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Sep 04, 2018 - 19:01

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The official of a private company on Tuesday claimed Kandahar police chief grabbed the company’s 10 armored vehicles, but the police chief denied the allegation.

Wais Aziz, head of Ali Mohammad Bafaiz Logistics Company, in a press conference here said that the president in 2015 released an order based on which companies and owners of armored vehicles were ordered to register all of their non-custom paid vehicles and pay their taxes in six months.

He said that after the president’s order, his company tried to transfer its 10 armored vehicles rented to Italian forces for some time, from Herat to Kabul in order to register them.

However, he said that Kandahar police order by the provincial police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, seized the vehicles in Kandahar under the name smuggling drugs in the vehicles.

He said the 10 armored vehicles were worth 1.2 million US dollars. “Gen. Raziq forces had beaten up the drivers of these vehicles and even detained them for a day,” he alleged.

Aziz said he had referred to the Ministry of Interior, Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon and some other government organs for complaint, but he was still unable to possess his vehicles.

“It is a matter of regression when law enforcers uses (illegal) force and usurp properties of the societyinfo-icon with their military power,” he said.

He asked the government, particularly President Ashraf Ghani to help his company in obtaining their vehicles and not let strongmen to grab traders’ private properties.

“If the government did not listen to our voice, we would stage civil movements, if that either did not yield any results then we will erect protest tents and go on hunger strike,” Aziz added.

However, Ghorzang Afridi, Gen. Abdul Raziq’s secretary, denied the allegations and said the vehicles belonged to a foreign company which handed them over to the government after use.

He said that Ali Mohammad Bafaiz Logistics Company made fake documents for the ownership of the vehicles but police stopped them.

These vehicles are registered with the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense and information about this issue is available in the two ministries, he added.

Pajhwok tried to contact interior and defense ministries for a comment about the issue, but failed.

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