The Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center (ACJC) prosecutors have sent the results of their investigation into Abdul Ghafar Dawi, the chairman and owner of Dawi Oil, to court and his trial is scheduled to be held in the near future, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) spokesman Jamshid Rasuli told TOLOnews on Tuesday.
Dawi was detained by ACJC officials a month ago and has been held in Pul-e-Charkhi Prison since, officials said.
“Many issues are involved in the Dawi case; therefore, parts of the case have been investigated and sent to the relevant court to hold a trial,” Rasuli said.
Sources from the AGO told TOLOnews that a range of accusations including embezzlement of public property, ignoring court orders, fraud involving contracts and refusal to pay tax have been lodged against Dawi.
The source said their investigation is mostly complete.
Meanwhile, the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOC) said their documents indicate that Dawi’s debt amounts to 67 million Afs in fuel contracts for Hamid Karzai International Airport.
“The HOOC and people expect government to investigate millions of dollars in Kabul Bank loans and also the 67 million Afs that Dawi owes from fuel deals as well as the airport contracts,” the HOOAC chairman Ghulam Husain Fakhri said.
A number of political analysts meanwhile said they do not believe that justice would be implemented in the Dawi case.
“Like Dawi, there are dozens of powerful men where government cannot implement rule of law on them. I am sure that the Attorney General’s Office will try to investigate the case properly, but there are a number of interests in the country which will release some people and will implement the court’s order on no one,” said Sayed Eshaq Gailani, chairman of the National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan.