MP Rasikh arrested in Maidan Wardak

Army forces detain MP Rasikh in Maidan Wardak

Army forces detained MP Mahdi Rasikh in Hesa-e-Awal Behsud district of Maidan Wardak on Tuesday, April, 20. MP Rasikh, who represents Maidan Wardak province in the Parliament, was taken to Bamyan province, a local official confirmed to Kabul Now.

Mohammad Mohsin Wahdat, district governor of Hesa-e-Awal Behsud, said that the MP was detained by army forces on charges of “inappropriate activity.”

Some reports suggest the army forces have disarmed personal bodyguards of MP Rasikh. But the district governor told Kabul Now that army forces, under the directive of the Ministry of Defense, arrested MP Rasikh, confiscating six guns of unidentified types in his possession.

With two Humvees and in a ‘dignified way’ the Afghan forces escorted MP Rasikh to Bamyan from where they will escort him to Kabul.

Kabul Now tried to contact officials in the security agencies for more details but the authorities refused to comment. MP Mahdi Rasikh was not available on the phone.


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