Sources: Police responsible for apprehending Mubaraks

Military sources on Sunday said that the Interior Ministry is responsible for apprehending toppled President Hosni Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal.

The sources rejected claims that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is responsible for transporting them from their seaside resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, saying that the military has a limited presence in the coastal city. 

The sources added that Attorney-General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud directed the police to apprehend Mubarak and his sons.

In accordance with the attorney general’s decree, they explained, Major General Mohamed al-Khatib, security director of South Sinai, is the official responsible for presenting Mubarak and his sons with a subpoena.

In statements reported by the news agency MENA, Interior Minister Mansour al-Essawy pledged the ministry would take any measures necessary to ensure the security of Mubarak and his sons when they appear for investigation.

The Mubaraks are accused of killing and injuring protesters during peaceful protests during the 25 January revolution, according to petitions filed with the attorney general. Other accusations relate to stealing public funds and abusing official power to gain commissions and personal benefits.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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