A former advisor to Afghan Senate, Najibullah Dilawar, who was arrested three months ago on charges of links with terrorists, has been released on bail, the Attorney General’s Office confirmed.
The Attorney General’s Office spokesman Jamshid Rasuli said on Friday that Mr. Dilawar had no relation with terrorist organizations based on the National Directorate of Security’s investigations, therefore, he was released on bail.
“Nothing was found in the National Directorate of Security’s probe on the allegations which were made public by media such as having relations with militants and enemies, having relations with [some] countries,” Mr. Rasuli said. “The only allegation which has been approved against this person is using the number plate of one car for another.”
On May 24, the Interior Ministry in a statement said that Najibullah Dilawar, an advisor to Senate Speaker Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, was arrested in an operation by security forces on charges of sheltering and supporting terrorists and having weapons, armored vehicles with fake number plates as well as Pakistani ID cards.
Critics said that government is treating such cases politically.
“The Attorney General’s Office has been directed to release him [Dilawar],” political analyst Rahmatullah Bezhanpoor said.
Legal experts said that the judicial organizations should clarify their decisions to the people when it comes to such cases.
“The issue was made public with seriousness at first… But unfortunately, such a decision on releasing him [Dilawar] shows that the government and the judicial organizations are not able to handle such big cases,” a legal expert Arash Shahirpur said.