Videos obtained by TOLOnews show Humayun Humayun, the deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) and Lalai Hamidzai, an MP from Kandahar, entering parliament’s TV archives and illegal copying archive property.
The footage also shows Hamidzai paying money to two men – believed to be archive employees.
The security footage dated October 17 this year at 11:45pm, shows Humayun and Hamidzai with a police force member and two other people in a corridor of the Wolesi Jirga TV station. They wave to the security cameras before the man wearing the police uniform kicks open the locked door and the others enter the control room.
An archive employee is seen copy data and handing over a memory card to Hamidzai.
Humayun meanwhile said the footage was a conspiracy against him.
“It was a conspiracy because there were efforts to cover a number of corruption cases which happened in parliament,” he said.
Officials who assessed the footage said the TV employee deleted some data from the memory card.
“Lalai Hamidzai and Humayun have paid $100 to each of them (the police and the employee of the TV). These officials are under investigation by the attorney general’s office. Those who give bribes are roaming freely but the guard who took the bribe is wanted (by the court),” said Ramazan Bashardost, an MP from Kabul.
This comes after Hamidzai and Humayun were accused of entering the archive of the Wolesi Jirga TV and illegally removing archive property.