• publish: 17 November 2015
  • time: 7:04 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 2244
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A top official in Ministry of Urban Development arrested of getting bribe

A senior official from Afghan ministry of urban development was arrested while he was accepting a bribe of two million Afghanis; The Attorney General’s Office reported today.

The arrested official who worked in the ministry’s finance department was allegedly caught red-handed by the NDS while accepting the bribe.

AGO spokesman Basir Azizi said: “The AGO in cooperation with the NDS arrested one of the managers from the admin and finance department while he was accepting a bribe of two million Afghanis.”

The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) links the increase of corruption and failure to bring the accused to justice to the fact that there is no attorney general in the country.

MEC head Rashid Behroz said: “The recent corruption case comes after six senior officials from the same ministry were charged with corruption but due to problems in their cases they were sent to court but referred back to the AGO. Their cases are still pending.”

About four months ago, six senior officials from the same ministry were arrested and charged with pocketing millions of dollars in a housing scheme project.

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