KABUL: Afghanistan’s previous president Ashraf Ghani escaped the country with billions of dollars before Kabul tumbled to the Taliban, asserted his security boss, Brigadier General Piraz Ata Sharifi.
Brigadier General Piraz Ata Sharifi, who went underground after the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, made the surprising disclosure in a meeting with the UK’s Mail Online.
“I have a [CCTV] recording [from the palace] which shows that a person at the Afghan Bank carried large chunk of change to Ghani before he left,” he told the British paper.
“Many millions, maybe billions of dollars. There were many large sacks and they were weighty,” he added.
He kept up with that the cash should be for the money trade market, adding that every Thursday, dollars were brought for that reason.
“All things considered, it was taken by the president. Ghani knew in the end what might occur. So he took all the cash and got away,” he added.
The Afghan general said that he never figured the president would do that. He kept up with that he would share proof when he will be at a protected spot.
On August 16, the general fell flat to arrive at the air terminal. From that point forward, his more distant family — 14 individuals, including his college instructed spouse and three youngsters, the most youthful of whom is a child matured nine months — has been on the run.
The president never let them know he was going, he said, adding, “They recently got away and abandoned me.”
Reviewing his recollections, General Sharifi said that on August 15, he ventured out from home to go to work at the official castle not surprisingly.
“Then, at that point, I went to the guard service in front of the president. He should go there to discuss the guard of Kabul (against the moving toward Taliban).”
The overall said, “One of my positions was to incapacitate the officers careful at the service before the president showed up, for his security.”
“We were hanging tight for the president there. However at that point I got a call to say that as opposed to going to the safeguard service, the president had gone to the air terminal.”
He said that the safeguard serve had likewise escaped.
Sharifi said he has one weapon and one slug. “In the event that the Taliban come here, I will commit suicide. In the event that they catch me they will kill me at any rate,” he added.
Banners saying he is needed have showed up at Taliban security positions all over Kabul.
They show the overall’s mugshot and the accompanying words, “[This is] General Piraz Sharifi, who additionally has the moniker ‘Ata’.”
“There is an award for such data of 1,000,000 Afghanis.” 1,000,000 Afghanis is the comparable to £10,000.