Afghanistan, Jan. 9 -- Abdul Hamid Khurasani, the leader of Nahzat-e-Islami has been arrested by the security forces in Kabul, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said late on Tuesday.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior, Abdul Hamid Khurasani was under the pursuit of the government of Afghanistan on charges of extortion, kidnapping, murder, leading criminal armed gang, drugs smuggling, spreading chaos and terror, and insulting the government officials in video and audio messages.

The statement further added that Khurasani specifically had role in smuggling illicit drugs by disguising in a convoy of mourners.

According to MoI, Khurasani had managed to escape from the pursuit of law under various pretexts.

The stat...