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Abusing governor’s guards, Paktia public rep faces attorneys

Abusing governor’s guards, Paktia public rep faces attorneys

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Apr 17, 2019 - 18:28

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A provincial council member of southeastern Paktia province has been introduced to the attorney office over mistreating and engaging in a physical dispute with security guards of the governor’s house.

Deputy Paktia governor Abdul Wali Sahi told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taj Mohammad Mangal, the provincial council member, on Tuesday forced his way into the governor’s house and bypassed the gate’s security guards who asked the public representative to leave his weapons and his bodyguards outside.

He said Mangal while leaving the governor’s house insulted security guards and beat them. Mangal injured one guard’s hand slightly and another’s severally.

He said abusing guards and law violation was a bad culture and no one would be allowed to disrespect the rights of security forces.

“We are the people of law, I have referred this issue officially to the attorney office, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and the National Security Council, I personally was so saddened by this incident because it is a bad culture and disrespect of the law,” he said.

Abdul Raouf, one of the injured security guard of the governor’s house, said he asked the provincial council member to keep his vehicle and bodyguards out before entering the governor’s house, but he physically attacked him.

 “The provincial council member also engaged in a physical dispute with the secretary of the governor’s house, his bodyguards were escorting him inside the house, they pointed their weapons towards us and opened the gate by force” he said.

However, the provincial council member, Taj Mohammad Mangal, said he did not enter the governor’s house with weapons and bodyguards and he did not attack anyone physically.

He accused the deputy governor of Paktia of taking bribes from people by addressing their legal works. However, Mangal did not provide any evidence to substantiate his claims.

But the deputy governor rejected Mangal’s allegations as baseless.

Pajhwok Afghan News has obtained a copy of the letter in which Mangal has been introduced to the attorney office. The attorney office is asked to seriously investigate insult to the secretary of the governor’s house and abuse and beating of two security guards.

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