Laxity cited in arms probe – Top officials to be queried

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9: In line with the directive of First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid and under the supervision of Undersecretary Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad, Director General of the Weapons Investigation General Department Brigadier Abdulrahman Al-Suhail and Director of Search and Investigation Department Hamad Al-Ajmi will be questioned on the alleged laxity in gathering information related to the case of Sheikh Athbi Fahd Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah who was found in possession of unlicensed weapons and ammunition, reports Al-Rai daily.

Judicial and security sources said the public prosecutor had earlier asked Al-Sauhail to conduct investigations on the weapons and ammunition – machine gun, a pistol with silencer and a pistol in the form of a pen usually used in assassinations – seized from Sheikh Athbi during a raid in his home in Abu Al-Hassaniya last Ramadan The investigations should have been conducted after the court sentenced Sheikh Athibi to five years in prison with hard labor for his supposed involvement in the Fintas Group case but such step has not been prioritized. Sources wondered why Sheikh Athbi was not summoned for questioning while he was in the Central Prison.

They also condemned a report that the weapons discovered in the house of Sheikh Athbi are ancient and part of the heritage of his father Martyr Sheikh Fahd Al-Ahmad. Sources added Deputy Director General of the Weapons Investigation General Department Colonel Waleed Al-Shihab sensed an attempt to cover up the case, indicating the report that was submitted was not accurate and there has been laxity in investigations on the confiscated weapons and ammunition.

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