A police officer in Takhar province was killed following a “verbal clash” with his commander, Gen. Mahboob, over his assignment in a new district in the northeastern province, a police spokesman Khalil Aseer said on Sunday.
Assadullah Beg was a member of the Reserve Unit of Afghan National Police in Takhar and the incident took place in the city of Taluqan in Takhar on Saturday evening.
“Assad, a member of the police reserve unit, who newly returned from duty from Ishkamish district [in Takhar], was assigned for another duty by his commander, but Assad had said that he was tired and needs to go home. The verbal clash starts from here and then he was shot by the security guards of the commander,” Aseer explained.
Assadullah’s relatives said they want justice to be served in the case.
“It is really painful for us. I don’t know what I should tell his family. He was on duty for 20 days and whenever we were talking on phone with him, we could hear the sound of firing,” said Burhan, a relative of Assadullah.
Another relative of the police officer, Moqim Shah, said that Assadullah’s request for a leave was rejected – by his commander – and that he was shot “inside the police base”. “His body was not handed to his family. His body was given to the residents of his village after went there to receive it,” said Shah.
The police spokesman said that Gen. Mahboob has been arrested along with his four guards.