Ex-Helmand Police Chief Jailed for Three Years
Gen. Abdul Rahman Sarjang, former chief of Helmand police, was sentenced to three years in prison by a primary court of the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Centre (ACJC). Sarjang was appointed as Helmand police chief in October 2015 and he was dismissed five months later and introduced to the attorney's office after being accused of abusing authority, selling a government vehicle and releasing two suspects from custody. Mujiburrahman Adib, ACJC prosecutor in the case, accused Sarjang of illegally appointing his relatives to police posts, resulting in collapse of some areas to insurgents. Meanwhile defense attorney for Sarjang, Mahmoud Akbari, spurned the accusations as baseless and said some Parliament Members (MPS) had raised the allegations aimed at blackening his character and dismissing him from duty.