An operation for search for body of drowned Colonel (Retd.) Saadi Kholmurodov, who was also known as Saadi-Komandir (Saadi Commander), is under way, according to the Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CES) under the Government of Tajikistan.

A 56-year-old Saadi Kholmurodov drowned in the Vakhsh River in the area of the reservoir powering the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power plant (HPP) on December 15 and the operation for search for his body is under way,” Ms. Umeda Yusufi, a spokeswoman for the CES, told Asia-Plus in an interview.  

Retired Colonel Saadi Kholmurodov had been deputy commander of the Interior Ministry’s Special Force Brigade, which had been headed by late Major-General Suhrob Qosimov.