The former Commander of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces in Achin district Bilal Pacha has been jailed for six years after he was found guilty of misuse of authority during the period of his service.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the Appellate cout of Nangarhar led by Zia-ul-Haq Zia reviewed the case of Pacha together with the Military Bureau Chief Gen. Gulbuddin Nasratyar.

The statement further added that the reviewed the case of Pacha during an open court hearing and the six year jail term was awarded reviewing the documents and hearing the statements of victims.

The two brothers of Pacha were acquitted by the court due to the lack of evidence and satisfactory reasons to prove their involvement in the crimes committed by the former ALP commander.

The six year jail term was awarded in accordance with the Article 42 and Paragraph 1 of the law after he was found guilty of military offences, according to the court verdict.

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