Mubarak's son hauled up before anti-corruption body

Cairo:  Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's younger son Gamal has been hauled up and asked to appear before a panel by the country's new anti-corruption body to explain sudden spurt in his wealth.
    
Gamal who was long considered to be a successor to his father has been asked to appear before the panel next week on public complaints that he "inflated his wealth", Al Jazeera reported quoting state owned Al-Ahram newspaper.
    
Mubarak's son is the third influential figure in the erstwhile regime to be hauled up.

The former President's Chief of Staff Zakaria Azmi would be quizzed on Friday.

The regime's former interior minister is in jail slapped with corruption charges.
    
The former President currently under house arrest in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm-al-Sheikh, would also face corruption charges, the official MENA news agency reported.
    
Mubarak, his wife Suzannea and two sons Alaa and Gamal and their wives have already been banned from travelling abroad and their assets ordered frozen by the new Prosecutor General Abdul Majid Mahmud.

 
Story First Published: April 06, 2011 15:12 IST

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