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S Korea prosecutors push again to search Park's compound

AP
Published : Feb 10, 2017, 12:52 pm IST
Updated : Feb 10, 2017, 12:53 pm IST

Park's aides turned the prosecutors away last week, citing a law that can block searches of sites with state secrets.

Former South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. (Photo: AFP)
 Former South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. (Photo: AFP)

Seoul: Prosecutors say they will file a suit to try to force aides to impeached President Park Geun-hye to stop blocking searches of Park's official compound.

Prosecutors tried to enter the Blue House with a court-issued search warrant last week to check for material connected to a corruption scandal involving Park and her confidante. Park's aides turned them away, citing a law that can block searches of sites with state secrets.

 

Prosecution spokesman Lee Kyu-chul said on Friday a suit will be filed with the Seoul Administrative Court to see if blocking such searches is legal. He expects the court to make a ruling next week.

The move comes a day after prosecutors said Park scrapped plans to let authorities question her because she was angry over leaks to the media.

Tags: park geun-hye, corruption, park geun-hye impeachment