Balkh provincial council member Mohammad Asif Mohmand on Monday called on President Ashraf Ghani to intervene and ensure the outcome of his case against Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor is referred to the Attorney General for legal action.
Mohmand accused Noor of arresting and assaulting him two weeks ago. An investigation was carried out by a fact-finding team but no new developments have emerged.
Noor however insists that Mohmand fabricated the case and said it is a conspiracy against him by political opponents.
Mohmand said on Monday that his case should not be politicized and that it was a legal issue.
“Don’t politicize my case, I have problems with Atta Mohammad Noor, this is a legal case, Mr. President, I request and give you one more week,” said Mohmand.
Noor said: “The guy who has been asked to plot against me is nothing to me; he is not a rival of mine, but you (the president) can be a rival to me,” said Noor.
But Mohmand is intent on seeking justice and said if government fails to take action he will conduct a sit-in protest.
“I was kidnapped by Atta Mohammad Noor and he took me to his residence; I was beaten and my ear was cut off; my head was also wounded and this is not hidden from anyone,” said Mohmand.
Noor has rejected all allegations and said if the investigative team proves that any of his relatives mistreated Mohmand, he will deal with them.
Last week Mohmand also warned that he would lodge a complaint with the international courts against Noor if his case is not investigated by the country’s judicial institutions.
The allegations stem from the alleged arrest and assault of Mohmand by Noor’s men when the former landed at the Mazar-e-Sharif airport recently.