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ACJC Slaps Travel Ban on Dozens of Officials Accused of Graft

ACJC Slaps Travel Ban on Dozens of Officials Accused of Graft

KABUL - According to the ACJC 75 officials have had travel bans imposed against them while 40 of them have been suspended pending investigations. Officials from the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center (ACJC) on Wednesday announced that the anti-corruption body has slapped travel bans on dozens of government officials suspected of being involved in corruption. 
Meanwhile, the Office of the Attorney General (AGO) has said that at least 40 government officials have been suspended over corruption allegations and that investigations have been launched into the claims leveled against them. 
Deputies, chiefs of departments and generals are among those suspended, the AGO said. 
The majority of these cases are of officials linked to the national unity government, said the AGO. However the identities of the officials have not been disclosed. 
The ACJC has imposed travel bans on at least 75 officials over the past six weeks, AGO spokesman Jamshid Rasuli said. 
“Seventy five cases among them are generals and deputies. Forty of them who are accused of corruption have been suspended,” added Rasuli. 
“The volume of these cases sent to the anti-corruption criminal justice center is very large while the resources provided to the body are not enough. The concerns are that government could have deliberately provided fewer resources to this body so that it cannot investigate all cases,” said Naser Taimoori, a member of Integrity Watch Afghanistan. 
“The establishment of this center is a major achievement of the national unity government, it can keep its reputation among the people until the time it legally deals with the cases and their actions are not political,” said MP Ghulam Farooq Majroh. 
Back in June, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center to prosecute government officials accused of corruption. (Tolonews)