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TOLOnews.com, June 26, 2015

Provincial Lawmaker Detained On Killings, Supplying Arms to Taliban

In addition, family members of Omidullah, who was found dead about two weeks ago, accused Tokhi of killing their loved one

By Parwiz Shamal

Police in northwestern Faryab has detained a former provincial council member accused of killings and supplying arms and ammunition to the Taliban.

Angar Tokhi was arrested from his neighbor's house, chief of Faryab criminal investigation department told TOLOnews.

"Angar Tokhi is accused of murders in Almar district," he said. "Tokhi has also been accused of handing over arms to the insurgents."

He added that Tokhi had also several other cases registered with the police.

In addition, family members of Omidullah, who was found dead about two weeks ago, accused Tokhi of killing their loved one.

"On 16 June, Omidullah was kidnapped and his body was found the next day," his brother Mohammad Ayubi said. "Four people were suspicious in the case who after being arrested confessed that Angar Tokhi was the real murderer."

He called on the government and courts to bring the culprit to justice.

But Tokhi's family members rejected the allegations as baseless, calling it a political conspiracy against Tokhi.

"I don't really want to defend my brother. Let the time decide about him but what I know is that there is a political conspiracy against my brother," Tokhi's brother Mohammad Dawar told TOLOnews.

But the Faryab Police also accused Tokhi of killing Omidullah and said a girl was also detained in this connection.

Provincial lawmakers who are often the most powerful people in the provinces have repeatedly been accused of supporting illegal armed groups, violating law and misusing their authority.

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