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‘Copter wing of MoI under scrutiny for violations’

Maintenance contracts tampered with

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 22: In a new case on the path of achieving reform and fighting corruption, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh has referred the file of the helicopter aviation wing in Ministry of Interior to the Public Prosecution for investigations on some reported violations, reports Al-Rai daily.

According to informed sources, the minister referred this case to the Public Prosecution based on the report issued by the committee that was formed last October to study the existence of violations in the helicopter wing. The committee conducted extensive investigations throughout the past months and obtained testimonies from the concerned people.

The sources said, “The committee’s report concluded that there were gross violations in the maintenance contracts for helicopters, as well as gross negligence that caused losses estimated at about KD 10 million after the burning down of two aircraft and it was later discovered that their insurance contracts were not renewed.”

They went on to say, “Minister Al-Saleh informed the concerned officials in the Ministry of Interior that no one is above the law, and that every form of slackness or negligence in performing duties and responsibilities, regardless of position and rank, will face accountability”.

The sources added that, “The case file was referred to the Public Prosecution after all the regulatory procedures and investigations conducted by the investigation committee formed in this regard were completed.”

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