Saudi Arabia: 65 Officials Arrested On Corruption Charges

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

12th Feb, 2021. 12:40 am
Saudi Arabia: 65 Officials Arrested On Corruption Charges

A statement from Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission said that during the Islamic month of Jumada al-Thani, the commission conducted 490 monitoring visits to prevent corruption in the kingdom. During this period, 411 accused were interrogated on suspicion of corruption while 65 accused including locals and foreigners were arrested.

According to the Anti-Corruption Commission, the 48 accused belong to the Ministries of Defense, Interior, Justice, Rural Affairs, Housing, Education, Environment and Water. In addition, some of the accused belong to the State Security Presidency, Food and Drug Administration, Meteorology, Environmental Protection and are accused of bribery, abuse of office, forgery and abuse of power.

Anti-Corruption Commission stated that all the arrested accused will be produced before the court after completing the legal proceedings against them.

The Commission urges citizens to call 980 free of charge or report to the e-mail address 980@nazaha.gov.sa of www.nazaha.gov.sa after receiving any complaint regarding financial and administrative corruption. Citizens can also send their complaint by fax to 0114420057.

 

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