News from the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
RAWA News


 

 

 

Add RAWA RSS Feed to Feedreaders



 




 


RAWA Photo Gallery
From RAWA Photo Gallery
 


Help RAWA: Order from our wish list on Amazon.com

RAWA Channel on Youtube

Follow RAWA on Twitter

Join RAWA on Facebook


Los Angeles Times, November 18, 2012

Police accused of robbing Afghan bank

Nuristani said he suspected that powerful local figures loyal to the previous provincial government may have had a hand in organizing the robbery

By David Zucchino

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The bank robbers were men who were often seen around town in uniform – police uniforms. They were, in fact, police.

Three Afghan National Police officers fled a bank in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province after breaking in after hours and stealing more than 29 million afghanis (about $550,000) late Friday night, according to Gen. Ghulamullah Nuristani, the provincial police chief.

You might call it an inside job. The officers were assigned to guard the bank, a local branch of Afghanistan’s central bank, Nuristani said.

Two of the officers were cornered in a nearby home and arrested, Nuristani told The Los Angeles Times. He said the home belongs to Abdul Rahman Kahan, who had been in charge of security guards for the province’s previous government.

Police recovered most of the money and were pursuing the third bandit and the rest of the cash, Nuristani said.

Nuristani said he suspected that powerful local figures loyal to the previous provincial government may have had a hand in organizing the robbery.

"Possibly there are some power-brokers behind this," Nuristani said by telephone from the isolated, mountainous province in northeastern Afghanistan. "The police have launched an investigation to find out who else is behind this."

Category: Corruption - Views: 1992


Latest

Most Viewed

Comments