World, Middle East

Saudi king sacks director of public security, refers him for investigation

Ex-official faces corruption charges: forgery, bribery, abuse of power

Ibrahim al-Khazin   | 08.09.2021
Saudi king sacks director of public security, refers him for investigation Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud ( Saudi Kingdom Council - Anadolu Agency )

RIYADH 

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday dismissed the country's director of public security and referred him for investigation, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said. 

SPA said the dismissal of Khalid bin Qaraar al-Harbi comes as part of a royal decree that includes 19 other officials which it did not identify.

The decree was issued based on official reports that al-Harbi “committed numerous violations and breaches with the aim of seizing public money and personal interest."

Al-Harbi stands "accused of committing a number of crimes, including forgery, bribery, and abuse of power, with the participation of 18 people from the public and private sectors."

The royal order also directed the kingdom’s official Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority to complete investigations into him and everyone involved in the matter, without giving further details. 

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat in Ankara

Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.
Related topics
Bu haberi paylaşın