KABUL – Abdul Hamid Khurasani, the leader of Nahzat-e-Islami has been arrested by the security forces in Kabul, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement Tuesday.
As per the statement, Abdul Hamid Khurasani was under the pursuit of the government of Afghanistan on charges of extortion, kidnapping, murder, leading criminal armed gang, drugs smuggling, spreading chaos and terror, and insulting the government officials in video and audio messages.
“Khurasani specifically had role in smuggling illicit drugs by disguising in a convoy of mourners,” the statement added.
According to statement by MoI, Khurasani had managed to escape from the pursuit of law under various pretexts.
According to reports, the Afghan National police (ANP) forces had the capabilities to suppress Khurasani but avoided to use force in a bid to prevent civilian casualties.
It is highlighted that Khurasani is also accused of hostage taking of women and children to escape the police raid which was conducted for his arrest.