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The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Tuesday said 20 more officials of the Ministry of Urban Development were under investigations for their alleged involvement in administrative graft.

AGO spokesman Basir Azizi told journalists in Kabul recently 20 officials of the ministry accused of corruption were under investigation.

He added their initial interrogations showed that the 20 officials were accused of selling apartments, and township licenses and embezzlement of millions of dollars of government’s money.

He did not clarify how much anomaly were carried out but said that their cases would be referred to the relevant courts over the next week.

Two month back also President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani suspended six officials of the ministry on accusation of irregularities and barred them from travelling abroad.

The six officials include Ahmad Nawaz Bakhtyar, Mohammad Amin Qane, Ahmad Shah Himat, Mohammad Amin Amin, Gul Rahim Zyarmal and Sayed Aman Sadaat.

The AGO spokesman said the cases of the six officials have been completed and referred to the relevant court.