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3 Graft-Tainted Officials Detained On Tajikistan Border

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Kabul (BNA) Three Urban Development Ministry Officials were arrested in northern Badakhshan province on corruption charges as they attempted to flee to neighboring Tajikistan.
The Badakhshan governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Naveed Frotan, told BNA, the three tainted officials were trying to cross the border into Tajikistan when police arrested them in Sheghnan district in the morning. He identified the officials as Mohammad Amin Qani, Ahmad Nawaz Bakhtyar and Sayed Amanullah Sadaat who were on the list of six officials accused of corruption. Police chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari said two local residents, Bashir and Abdul Ghazi, who were helping the officials to flee to Tajikistan had also been detained. All the detained were currently held at a detention center of the Sheghnan district, he said. On May 30, the Attorney General Office (AGO) accused six Urban Development Ministry Officials of embezzling millions of US dollars and placed a travel ban on them.

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