ISF Chief Vows Non-Stop Fight against Corruption
Internal Security Forces chief Maj. Gen. Imad Othman assured on Friday that his efforts to confront “internal corruption” will continue, and stressed that political interference will not wane his endeavors, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.
“I will not stop until the Internal Security Forces Directorate is cleansed of all kinds of corruption,” Othman said, addressing a delegation of graduates from the Association of the Faculty of Information and Documentation.
Othman stressed that he is not affected by “political interference or sectarian immunity,” the daily quoted him as saying.
The ISF chief pointed out that an internal probe is being carried out in the ISF Directorate, noting that around 50 officers were referred to the disciplinary council of the ISF, “corrupt individuals will not stay in the directorate.”
Last week, an Internal Security Forces officer and a policeman were ordered detained in an ongoing probe into corruption in the ISF institution.
ISF Intelligence Branch interrogated a large number of security personnel and civilians in the multi-prolonged corruption file, in which new details emerge everyday, the National News Agency said.
State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Hani al-Hajjar ordered the detention of an ISF captain and a member of the anti-drug bureau after he interrogated them.