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Police have no right to kill any Afghan, says Ghani

Police have no right to kill any Afghan, says Ghani

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Jan 13, 2020 - 18:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghain on Monday stressed lawful use of force and prevention of interference in police affairs, saying thieves and smugglers would no longer be able to raise a hand against the law.

President Ghani expressed these views at the graduation ceremony of hundreds of police personnel in Kabul

The president awarded medal of Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan to some of 455 graduates who obtained high grades while graduating from criminal, security, border, logistic and traffic areas form Maj. Gen. Abdul Razaq Achackzai National Police Academy today.

Addressing the graduates, Ghani said Afghanistaninfo-icon needed professional and informed police so they would be able to enforce the law.

“Police have no right to kill any Afghan, the court decides about execution, use of force should be careful,” he said.

The president called police as actors of law enforcement and said, “Police had been deployed to war for the last 18 years, now they return to their main duty of law enforcement.”

Ghani voiced on interior minister and said, “Interferences form outside in the Ministry of Interior should end, you have my full support in this area.”

Talking to the police graduates, he said he was a strong supporter of police forces and there was no place for illegal armed men in the country’s law.

He said no thieve and smuggler in future would be able to threaten police forces.

He stressed environmentinfo-icon of police should be clean of any corruption and discrimination.

Mohammad Massoud Andarabi, acting interior minister, said that essential changes had taken place in training curriculum of police academy and efforts were still on in this regard.

He said the graduates were recruited in two police districts and one rural district of Kabul province. Andarabi said the interior ministry would soon bring some reforms in Kabul police districts.

This comes as complaints about criminal incidents in Kabul city have recently increased.

Mds/ma

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