Taliban Investigating Bank Accounts Of Former Afghanistan Officials

By i24
Posted on 09/14/21 | News Source: i24

Afghanistan is currently battling a large-scale cash crisis as institutions cut access to funding

The Taliban are investigating the accounts of former high-ranking Afghan government members to check for ill-gotten gains, officials said Tuesday.

The investigation may lead to the freezing of assets and accounts of former civil servants, an official at Da Afghanistan Bank told AFP, asking not to be named.

A private bank manager confirmed a team of "Taliban auditors" was deployed to the organization to check the accounts of selected former government officials.

Former president Ashraf Ghani was accused of taking millions with him when he fled to Abu Dhabi as the Taliban entered Kabul. Ghani has denied the claims and says he is ready to prove his innocence.