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Herat governor among 21 face corruption charges

26 Oct 2020 - 13:11
26 Oct 2020 - 13:11

KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 21 individuals, including the governor of western Herat province, have been referred to the court on corruption charges, the Attorney General Office (AGO) said.

AGO wrote in its Facebook page that it referred the cases of embezzlement in the budget for coronavirus after completing investigation to the preliminary court and crime branch.

Those referred to the court include Abdul Wahid Qitali, governor of Herat, Abdul Hakim, director of public health department, three members of the provincial council, allocation officer, customs and control manager and one employee, three doctors in board of directors, supervisor of corona stock, deputy in charge of Asia Pharma company, director of Al-Sayed Afghan Ltd, three members of provincial control and evaluation board.

According to the AGO, the cases of these individuals had been referred to AGO for further investigation and justice.

The cases were probed through the Special Office for Combating Serious Crimes of Corruption and handed over to the primary court to enforce the law and ensure justice on Saturday.

The prosecuting body added the men were accused of embezzling more than 34 million afghanis in three areas, first to buy six items of medical equipment, a CT scan and irrelevant and unnecessary purchases from the budget dedicated to fighting coronavirus.

The source further added that the prosecutor in charge of the cases, has completed investigation and prepared the case file based on documents against the suspects.

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