A group of nine people including four policemen have been arrested on charges of extortion and illegally collecting money from street vendors the in Kabul city, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Tuesday.
According to a statement released by MoI, the police forces have arrested an individual who was collecting a sum of 4,000 Afghanis daily from street vendors in Pul Kheshti area of the city and was handing over the money to a police officer.
The statement further added that another individual was arrested from Sepahi Gomnam area in the 1st police district of the city who was collecting 9,000 Afghanis daily and was transferring the money to the police officer in charge of the security of the area.
Another individual was also arrested from Company roundabout in the 5th police district on charges of collecting 10,540 Afghanis from street vendors and was handing over the money to the police in charge of the police officer in the area.
Two others were also arrested from the 5th police district of the city on charges of collecting 25,000 Afghanis and were looking to handover the money to the police officer in the same area, MoI added.
The statement by MoI also added that the files of the detained police officers have been referred to military attorney for anti-corruption.
Source The Khaama Press