KUWAIT CITY, July 26: The fake certificates case witnessed a new development recently with the referral of 20 female citizens to the Public Prosecution for obtaining such certificates — most of them are working in the legal field, reports Al-Rai daily.
Reliable sources disclosed a lawyer and a manager of a company were also referred to the prosecution for forging certificates, indicating that investigations may take a year because of the lengthy procedures and the need for further searches and interrogation, as well as coordination between relevant authorities in Kuwait and abroad.
Sources said the security authorities in Cairo arrested an Egyptian working in the Kuwaiti Cultural Office, considering him the mastermind of falsifying certificates and interrogation is expected to unveil serious information on the case of fake certificates sold to Kuwaitis.
On the other hand, security sources told Annahar daily that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the Interior Ministry recently summoned 36 people to interrogate them on the fake certificates case.
Sources said all those who were summoned hold higher academic degrees obtained from Arab and Asian countries, including six people with a doctorate degree.
Sources added the CID has completed interrogation of seven citizens who will be referred to the prosecution next week for forging official documents and embezzling public funds.
By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies