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Da Afghanistan Bank Suspends 4 Top Officials for 'Corruption'

30 Jun 2020 Tolo News

Da Afghanistan Bank in a statement on Thursday said that it has suspended at least four top officials for alleged involvement in corrupt behavior. Their cases will be sent to the Attorney General's Office for further legal proceedings, the statement read.

Those suspended from their jobs have been involved in "seven cases of corruption," said the bank.

Also on Thursday, Mohammad Qasim Rahimi, second deputy of the Central Bank, in a Facebook post said that Ajmal Ahmadi, the acting head of the bank, had dismissed him “illegally.”

“According to the recent decision of the Supreme Council of Da Afghanistan Bank, the highest decision-making authority of the Central Bank, the jobs of four high-ranking officials accused of corruption in seven cases, will be sent to the Attorney General's Office for further investigation,” the statement said.

“In order to keep the value of the Afghan currency and the modern banking system stable, serious action is needed to be taken against corruption in the first place, and the leadership of the Central Bank and the Supreme Council will take action against any corruption case in line with the law,” said the bank.

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