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[Paktika] Police officer accused of torture, extortion

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Pajhwok Afghan News, 19 March 2020

Residents have accused the police chief for Wazikhwa district of southeastern Paktika province being involved in killing and beating innocent citizens, drug smuggling and extorting money from Hashish farmers. Arrest warrants have not been carried out.

1st Cor. Barat, 26, has before served as police commander for Janikhel district. He was accused of moral and administrative corruption and jailed for five months. After that, he was appointed to his nw position.