Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials said on Monday they have received the court’s arrest warrant for Kamran Alizai, the head of the Herat provincial council, and will execute the decision based on the law.
“Preliminary steps have been taken and we will act accordingly in the near future,” Najib Danish, acting director of MoI spokesman said.
Western Herat local officials meanwhile said as soon as they receive the arrest warrant they will detain Alizai.
“We are ready to execute orders. We are ready to implement any order we receive from the capital (Kabul),” Jilani Farhad, Herat governor’s spokesman said.
The primary court of the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center (ACJC) sentenced Alizai to two and a half years in prison two weeks ago for misusing his authority, intervening in Herat attorney general’s affairs, insulting prosecutors and ordering the release of a detained man from the Herat attorney general’s office.
Following the court’s decision, Alizai supporters demonstrated for two days in Herat and closed roads. They called for the court’s decision to be overruled.