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Probe into ‘land grab by senior Cabinet official’ cancelled

Bahrain News
Wed, 14 Mar 2018

A PARLIAMENTARY probe into an alleged land grab by a senior Cabinet official has been cancelled a month after it was launched.

The official was accused of grabbing a plot of land in East Riffa, which was originally earmarked for a public school, and turning it into a private shopping complex.

Two MPs quit the committee within a week of it being set up while the remaining three stepped down yesterday without giving reasons.

The committee was formed on February 13 following a heated debate, with some MPs claiming that parliament did not have the jurisdiction to investigate allegations because it did not involve a government minister.

The Cabinet official is also reportedly involved in an alleged leaked conversation between an MP and senior government officials undermining parliament, insulting its chairman, MPs and officials.

Five men who posted the conversation on social media were released from custody on Monday but details are yet to be revealed by the Public Prosecution.

MP Anas Buhindi was let off the hook two weeks ago when his colleagues refused to lift his immunity for questioning at the Public Prosecution.

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