The Interior Affairs Ministry in a statement on Thursday said that Delawar, an advisor to Senate Speaker Fazl Hadi Muslimyar has been arrested on charges of “supporting and sheltering terrorists”.
The ministry said Delawar owned fake number plates, armored vehicles, guns, and many Pakistani ID cards.
The statement said that Delawar “had supported and sheltered terrorists”.
Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said that last year a soldier at a checkpoint in Jalalabad city in eastern Nangarhar province had removed the tented glasses from Delwar’s armored vehicle, but the day after that the soldier was killed in an explosion.
Rahimi said that despite other accusations, Delwar is accused of that explosion and killing of that soldier.
Rahimi said Delawar is accused of bringing explosives to insurgents from Pakistan and locating suicide bombers inside the country.
“Last night, Delawar was arrested by security forces in Kabul's PD12. He was transferring explosive devices to terrorists from Pakistan. He was relocating suicide bombers from one place to another. He was arrested yesterday with documents and evidence,” Rahimi said.
Meanwhile, a number of political parties asked the Interior Ministry to thoroughly investigate the case and that most of the suicide bombers have helpers inside the country.
“A big number of the suicide attacks which have taken place in Afghanistan were impossible without a helper from inside and that is the reason our intelligence does not have full control in such incidents,” said Mohammad Nateqi, head of the political committee of the political parties.
Kabul residents called on the Interior Ministry and judicial organizations to punish such people and do not let political pressure force them to free the criminals.
“They (criminals) are supported by a number of people inside and outside government and by some politicians,” said Shahensha, a Kabul resident.
“They make and violate the law,” said Rafi, a Kabul resident.
Muslimyar has not commented on this so far.