Seven bodyguards of the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum who are accused of sexual abuse of Ahmad Eshchi, former deputy head of National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, appeared for questioning at the Attorney General’s Office, a senior police official told TOLOnews.
The spokesman for Ministry of Interior (MoI), Sediq Sediqqi, wrote on his Twitter page: “MoI confirms investigations underway by Attorney General's Office from the 7 security guards accused of misconduct in a case”.
According to a security source, security forces surrounded Dostum’s house on Tuesday for a number of reasons.
The source said, nine of Dostum’s security guards were accused of mistreating Ahmad Eshchi.
Only two of the guards showed a willingness to cooperate in the investigations on Tuesday, the sources said.
Security forces are still seen in areas around the first vice president’s house, reports TOLOnews journalist Tamim Hamid.
“Today they [the bodyguards] appeared [at the AGO] and the judicial organizations have started their investigations,” Seddiqi said.
No involved officials of government would comment on the record about the siege on Dostum’s house.
However, various government sources said on condition of anonymity that the security forces besieged Dostum’s house because of the presence of a high number of his armed men.
Following the reports about siege on Dostum’s house, the first vice president on Tuesday night denied his residence in Kabul was under siege by security forces.
He told supporters the security forces had besieged the area because of a problem between police force members and Tarakhail tribe, who mostly live in eastern parts of Kabul.
He said the real reason behind the presence of security forces in the Sherpoor area in Kabul, where his house is located, is not known.
Commenting on the issue, Nazari Paryani, a journalist, said: “Both government and Dostum are trying to cover-up the matter while it is in its peak. They want to keep it silent. This results in putting the Afghan people in a dilemma created by unfair moves by politicians.”