An operation by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to arrest former Afghan Football Federation (AFF) chief Keramuddin Karim in Panjshir on Sunday night, ended without any result.
The Deputy Governor of Panjshir, Mohammad Amin Seddiqi told Reporterly, “A special unit of the Ministry of Interior also led by Tutakhel, the director of criminal investigation of the Ministry of Interior, without the coordination of local Panjshir officials, launched air and ground operations to arrest Keramuddin Karim in Sanganeh village.”
Seddiqi added that the “operation was unsuccessful” and ended without any clashes.
Once the incident went viral, information emerged that many residents in the area backed him and did not allow the authorities to detain him.
Karim, the ousted president of the AFF, was charged with a $1 million fine and a lifelong ban for sexually abusing players from the Afghan women’s national football team.
The highest sporting judicial organ, the court of Arbitration for sport (CAS) had upheld the punishment imposed by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Ethics Committee.