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People Want to Know Fate of Suspects in Nakamura’s Case

People Want to Know Fate of Suspects in Nakamura’s Case

JALALABAD - Residents and officials of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday said the people should be informed about the fate of those arrested in connection with the assassination of Tetsu Nakamura.
Some suspects have been detained in connection of Nakamura’s murder but people say the detention of two individuals is a true, then they should be publically sentenced and hanged.
Nakamura was killed along with his five Afghan subordinates in an attack in Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar province, on December 3, 2019. Local officials say the plot was designed outside the country
A week after the incident, Nangarhar officials said a technical team from the central government arrived in the province for investigation of the incident. The officials had said two suspects were also arrested in connection with the attack.
However, officials concerned provided no explanation about the case as around a month has passed since the incident.
Ajmal Omar, Nangarhar provincial council deputy head, told Pajhwok Afghan News that local officials had announced detention of two people after the incident only for not losing their job.
“If the two detained individuals are really criminals then why wait for their sentence, it is the demand of the public that the perpetrators of the incident should be publicly sentenced,” he said.
Malak Sarmast, a tribal elder from Kama district, also said that officials concerned should provide explanation about the detention of the two people.
A civil society activist, Amaduddin, also said Nakamura’s case needed proper investigation and the public should be provided with explanation about the incident.
“Nakamura spent his whole life in service of Afghans and sacrificed his life here, now it is the government’s job to properly investigate his case,” he said.
However, Nangarhar officials say they had shared information about the case with the central government and they had no further authority to talk on the regard.
Attaullah Khogyani, governor’s spokesman, said, “Information has been shared with the central government, they are working on it and they will also share information about the case.”
However, Faridullah, Nangarhar police spokesman, said they were not allowed to comment about the case.
“(Interior minister) contacted us that they can share information to the public on the case and we should not talk about the issue,” he said.
The assassination of Nakamura was condemned on national and international level.
Pakistani government was mostly blamed for the incident because Nakamura was trying to control water of Kunar River which flows to the neighboring country.
Pajhwok contacted the Ministry of Interior for comment about the issue, but the ministry’s spokesman said they would share information on the regard next week. (Pajhwok)