Cairo: Ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his sons have been summoned for interrogation by Egypt's top prosecutor, according to local media report on Sunday. It said also that ex-prime minister Ahmed Nazif has been taken into custody on embezzlement charges.

Mubarak at the age of 82 is facing corruption charges. But the date of his interrogation has not been set. He and his sons will be questioned about alleged shooting of peaceful demonstrators, power abuse and embezzlement charges.

He has been banned from leaving the country, and his accounts and property have been freezed.

Apart from this interrogation series, Former interior, tourism, housing and information ministers have already been put into custody and some are under house arrest after two-weeks of riots in Egypt against Mubarak's 42-year rule which forced him to step down.

Thousands of Egyptians seeking Mubarak's trial clashed with the army in Cairo on Saturday, which left two people killed and 18 others wounded.

Mubarak said on Sunday that he was ready to open to public the numbers of his accounts to refute corruption allegations, a report said.

At the time Mubarak was getting ousted, he said, “I was not involved in embezzlement and am ready to cooperate with investigators to prove that I do not have any property or accounts abroad.”

The ex-president said that he and his family had fallen victim to an unfair campaign and promised to do his best to prove his innocence.



 (Agencies)