20 July 2017

News Story: (Afghan) Army Generals Detained In Anti-Corruption Campaign

By Anisa Shaheed

At least three generals and four high ranking officers from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) were detained over charges involving embezzlement, misuse of their authorities and forgery, the Attorney General's Office (AGO) said on Tuesday. 

This is comes amid mounting pressure on the Kabul government to take action against graft. 

According to the AGO, one of the generals arrested is the former chairman of deployment and administrative affairs of the ministry of defense and the case against the suspects have been sent to the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center’s (ACJC) court.

The AGO spokesman Jamshed Rasuli said the arrests were made as a result of investigations from two other officials of the ministry of defense including the former head of communications department of the MoD and a high ranking government official who is already in custody. 

Those arrested include three generals, two colonels and two MoD officials. 

“Accusations facing these individuals are involving embezzlement, misuse of the authority, forgery and violation of a series of regulations inside the institution,” Rasuli said.

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