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Alipoor Says He Is 'Ready To Hand Over All Weapons'

In a commitment letter after his release from custody on Monday night, local commander Alipoor said “It’s clear that humans are not free of mistakes and if I then made a mistake then I want government officials to forgive me.”

On Monday night, Mohammad Sarwar Danish, Second Vice President’s office confirmed that commander Alipoor has been released from National Directorate of Security (NDS) detention but that judicial organizations will follow up on allegations lodged against him.

Alipoor also committed in his letter that he would be ready to answer to the allegations against him and added that he “will register all weapons” with government or hand them in.

Alipoor also said he is prepared to remain in Kabul to present himself to the responsible authorities to answer to the allegations against him and that he “will not participate in gatherings until the allegations have been resolved.”

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Local commander Alipoor's letter after he was released from custody

Following Alipoor’s arrest, his supporters launched demonstrations in Kabul, Bamiyan and Mazar-e-Sharif cities and in some cases the protests turned violent.

Deputy minister of interior for security Akhtar Ibrahimi on Monday called on protesters to let the Afghan legal and judicial institutions determine the fate of local commander Alipoor.

Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Monday, he said judicial institutions need to determine whether Alipoor is innocent or guilty after allegations were lodged against him that include harassment of people and other suspected illegal activities.

Who Is Alipoor And Why Did The NDS Arrest Him?

Alipoor, who has become a veritable hero to his supporters but a problem for security departments, is from Behsood district of Maidan Wardak province.

Three years ago, when tension between nomads and local residents in Behsood and Daimirdad districts become serious, he created a public uprising force of about 150 men under the name of ‘Resistance Front’.

So far, he has repeatedly supported the public uprising forces against Taliban in Ghor, Daikundi, Ghazni and Maidan Wardak provinces.

He was arrested by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Sunday in the west of Kabul.

His arrest was followed by protests by his supporters in Kabul, Bamiyan and Mazar-e-Sharif cities who have called on government to immediately free him.

The protests started on Sunday and continued through Monday. The protest in Kabul turned violent and so far, a number of protesters and security forces have been injured.

“Alipoor has played good roles in maintaining security in different parts of the country,” a protester said.

“Alipoor did not create any problems for the government, he just wanted to ensure people's rights,” another protester said.

NDS says that Alipoor is the commander of an illegal-armed group and is accused of harassing the people, attacking security forces and demanding bribes from traders.

NDS said Alipoor is being held in detention and the legal and judicial centers will investigate the allegations against him.

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Alipoor Says He Is 'Ready To Hand Over All Weapons'

In a commitment letter after his release from custody, Alipoor pledged to make himself available to authorities for questioning.

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In a commitment letter after his release from custody on Monday night, local commander Alipoor said “It’s clear that humans are not free of mistakes and if I then made a mistake then I want government officials to forgive me.”

On Monday night, Mohammad Sarwar Danish, Second Vice President’s office confirmed that commander Alipoor has been released from National Directorate of Security (NDS) detention but that judicial organizations will follow up on allegations lodged against him.

Alipoor also committed in his letter that he would be ready to answer to the allegations against him and added that he “will register all weapons” with government or hand them in.

Alipoor also said he is prepared to remain in Kabul to present himself to the responsible authorities to answer to the allegations against him and that he “will not participate in gatherings until the allegations have been resolved.”

alipoor letter
Local commander Alipoor's letter after he was released from custody

Following Alipoor’s arrest, his supporters launched demonstrations in Kabul, Bamiyan and Mazar-e-Sharif cities and in some cases the protests turned violent.

Deputy minister of interior for security Akhtar Ibrahimi on Monday called on protesters to let the Afghan legal and judicial institutions determine the fate of local commander Alipoor.

Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Monday, he said judicial institutions need to determine whether Alipoor is innocent or guilty after allegations were lodged against him that include harassment of people and other suspected illegal activities.

Who Is Alipoor And Why Did The NDS Arrest Him?

Alipoor, who has become a veritable hero to his supporters but a problem for security departments, is from Behsood district of Maidan Wardak province.

Three years ago, when tension between nomads and local residents in Behsood and Daimirdad districts become serious, he created a public uprising force of about 150 men under the name of ‘Resistance Front’.

So far, he has repeatedly supported the public uprising forces against Taliban in Ghor, Daikundi, Ghazni and Maidan Wardak provinces.

He was arrested by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Sunday in the west of Kabul.

His arrest was followed by protests by his supporters in Kabul, Bamiyan and Mazar-e-Sharif cities who have called on government to immediately free him.

The protests started on Sunday and continued through Monday. The protest in Kabul turned violent and so far, a number of protesters and security forces have been injured.

“Alipoor has played good roles in maintaining security in different parts of the country,” a protester said.

“Alipoor did not create any problems for the government, he just wanted to ensure people's rights,” another protester said.

NDS says that Alipoor is the commander of an illegal-armed group and is accused of harassing the people, attacking security forces and demanding bribes from traders.

NDS said Alipoor is being held in detention and the legal and judicial centers will investigate the allegations against him.

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