In a statement posted online, Gen. Dostum claimed that Commander Nizamuddin Qaisari has been arrested based on incorrect tip off.
Gen. Dostum further added that Commander Qaisari has become a victim of conspiracies and warned that his arrest would result into the collapse of the frontline against the enemies of the country in Faryab.
Urging the government to take immediate steps for the release of Commander Qaisari, Gen. Dostum said the situation in Faryab province would fall into chaos and all government plans including peace efforts would be disrupted if Commander Qaisari is not released.
The local government and military officials confirmed that Commander Nizamuddin Qaisari was arrested following a scuffle in a military compound on Monday evening.
A provincial council member of Faryab Tahir Rahmani confirmed that Commander Qaisari has been arrested by the Special Forces of the Afghan Military.
He said Commander Qaisari started verbal clash with the participants of a security meeting in Maimana city which resulted into a armed clash.
According to Rahmani, at least four security guards of commander Qaisari were killed and at least four others were wounded.