Kabul Bank caseThe Attorney General Office (AGO) said Saturday that seven people have been arrested since an arrest warrant was issued following the reopening of Kabul scandal case by President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

Basir Azizi, spokesman for the Attorney General Office, said arrest warrant has been for 21 individuals involved in the embezzlement of Kabul Bank funds.

Azizi further added that Sher Khan Farnood and Khalil Ferozi along with the former Central Bank chief Abdul Qadir Fitrat are among the 21 people who were involved in Kabul Bank embezzlement.

He said both Farnood and Ferozi are in the custody while Fitrat is in the United States, and the detained individuals include, Tariq Miran, Mohammad Qasim Rahimi, Sher Aqa, Bismillah, Mahboob Shah Frotan and Mohammad Arif Salek.

According to Azizi, the remaining individuals are being chased by the Attorney General Office and the Interpol police has been requested to assist in this regard.

President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai issued a decree around ten days ago and set a deadline of three days for the arrest of all those involved in the scandal case of Kabul Bank.

The Supreme Court of Afghanistan was also instructed by President Ghani to finalize the Kabul Bank scandal case within one and half month.

In the meantime, AGO spokesman Basir Azizi, said Kabul Bank’s case was forwarded to the appellate court on Saturday after all necessary documents were prepared.

Azizi also added that around $800 million have been embezzled from Kabul Bank funds and the accused individuals have been charged with embezzlement, money laundering, fraud and misuse of authority.

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