The Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center (ACJC) court on Wednesday detained Abdul Ghafar Dawi, head of Dawi Oil Ltd, who had been out on bail after being charged with embezzlement.
Sources from the ACJC said Dawi’s case has been finalized and he is under custody with his deputy.
The source said a number of officials from the Ministry of Transportation have been arrested in connection to Dawi’s case.
According to the source, their trial will be held within the next few days.
Dawi’s office meanwhile termed his arrest as illegal, saying that he was out on bail.
“All these occurrences, which are reported on media outlets (about Dawi), are part of a systematic plot by oil mafia in coordination with some corrupt circles inside the country. He (Dawi) was re-arrested despite being out on bail,” Dawi’s spokesman Akbar Dawi told TOLOnews on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, the Office of the Attorney General of Afghanistan (AGO) said it will soon finalize corruption cases involving Abdul Ghafar Dawi and of nine officials, including two former deputy ministers.
Abdul Ghafar Dawi is accused of tax evasion, disregarding court orders and deception.