Nizamuddin Qaisari, the former police chief of Faryab’s Qaisar district was freed from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) detention on Friday evening, the Attorney General’s Office confirmed.
Qaisari was arrested by the Afghan commandos in July after being accused of “insulting” government, having illegal armed men and violating human rights.
The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) spokesman Jamshid Rasuli on Saturday said Qaisari was freed from the NDS detention under “special conditions”.
He said Qaisari’s job has been suspended and travel ban has been put on him.
“Based on the NDS suggestion which says allegations against Qaisari are a lot and investigations of these allegations takes time, they asked the Attorney General’s Office to free him (Qaisari),” Rasuli said.
Before his release, Qaisari was appeared at a ceremony at the First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum’s residence in Kabul where he met a number of his supporters.
Qaisari is a close aide to Dostum.
“The First Vice President did a lot (for me). He met the President (Ashraf Ghani) and the President accepted and my problem was solved,” said Qaisari.
“We also thank President (Ashraf Ghani) because he heard our voice patiently and we explained to him the issue of Qaisar, Farayb and others in details,” said Dostum.
While the AGO said allegations against Qaisari will be investigated, but the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan spokesman Bashir Ahmad Tahyanj said Qaisari’s arrest was a political move.
Tahyanj said judicial organizations “failed” to prove the allegations against Qaisari after five months.
“His (Qaisari’s) arrest unfortunately was a kind of political decision to invert the real issues and disrupt perceptions,” said Tahyanj.
Some MPs meanwhile said that justice should be secured regarding Qaisari’s issue.
“Small ‘criminals’ will never be punished when ‘big criminals’ are in government,” said MP Ramazan Bashardost said.
After his arrest in Farayb, his supporters held demonstrations for over 20 days in a number of northern provinces and in some occasions the protests turned violent.
The protests ended after Dostum returned home from Turkey late in July.
In relation to Qaisari’s issue, a protester and three bodyguards of Qaisari were killed and some others were wounded.