S.Korean prosecutors to summon ex-President

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Seoul, March 14 (IANS) South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday said they planned to summon former President Park Geun-hye this week for questioning over a corruption scandal for which she was impeached.

Park will be summoned as a suspect over allegations that she colluded with her friend Choi Soon-sil to extort money from Samsung Group, Yonhap News Agency reported.

“We will decide tomorrow (Wednesday) when to summon former President Park and inform her,” an official of a special prosecutors told the media.

“We will let you know once we are prepared.”

The decision comes after Park was dismissed by a court last week over the scandal and thus stripped of her presidential immunity from criminal prosecution.

–IANS

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