As complaints by residents rise over the presence of illegal armed men in parts of Kunduz province, the security and judicial agencies on Wednesday stressed the need for ‘proper cooperation’ among the organizations while some officials complained about the lack of law and order in the northern province of Afghanistan.
Head of Kunduz appellate court Mohammad Arif Mubashir said they have sent 949 summonses to police during the past six months but not even 30 have been addressed so far.
The reason behind this, Mubashir said, is the involvement of police in the war.
“We know that security forces have many responsibilities for the war and they are under extreme pressure regarding the war. The free roaming of those who are charged with murder and have been sentenced to 20 years in prison is creating a war,” Mubashir said.
“Visitors are not treated well. They are not given their rights,” said Fazl Hadi Fazel, head of Kunduz court.
Participants at a meeting on this on Wednesday said ensuring security in Kunduz is dependent on increasing cooperation among security and judicial agencies.
“The investigative forces have neither the authority to decide (on cases) nor the right to make a file,” Khosh Mohammad, member of Kunduz Provincial Council said.
Kunduz Governor Assadullah Amarkhail stressed the need for cooperation among all security organizations.
“We are not shouting baseless (facts) that there is corruption. Finally, there is somebody corrupt (in the local government). It is either you or me,” he said.
Kunduz province has witnessed severe insecurity in the past two years. During this time, Kunduz city has fallen to militants twice.