Iran says police financial corruption true, under legal action

Business Materials 7 June 2015 20:38 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, June 7

By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:

There have been deviations in Police Cooperative Foundation affiliates which the security units last year reported to the contemporary chief of police, Police spokesman Brigadier General Said Montazer ol-Mahdi told reporters.

The deviations have been confirmed and there have been crimes, therefore the then commander personally pursued the case and referred it to the judiciary, Montazer ol-Mahdi said.

The spokesman went on to say that a number of people have been arrested relating the case and the case is open and undergoing legal procedures, Fars news agency reported June 7.

Recently an MP said the Parliament would like to pose some questions to the Police about the case.

Referring to the statement, former chief of police Brigadier General Esmail Ahmadi Moqaddam said June 7 that the Police welcomes the move and is ready to answer all questions.

Moqaddam was abruptly removed from office in March while his term had yet to come to end.

In a report on May 29, the news website Kalameh said Moqaddam had himself been accused of corruption and once held in prison for at least two days.

According to the report, the Police Cooperative Foundation is one of the richest foundations close to the military and security institutions; and a series of financial institutes linked to it, including Ghavamin Bank, were the main centers of the network involved in the case.

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