According to local media reports, Savan, the judge in charge of the investigation of the Beirut explosion in Lebanon, accused the caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three former ministers of neglecting their duties on the 10th local time.
After receiving multiple reports of the storage of dangerous goods in the port before the explosion, they failed to respond, which eventually led to the disaster. At least 200 people were killed.
The three former ministers accused were former Finance Minister Khalil, former Minister of Public Works Gazit and Phineanos. These four are the highest-ranking dignitaries indicted for the bombing, and about 30 port and customs officials have been arrested in the investigation.
On the same day, Diab expressed surprise that he was targeted for investigation, saying that his handling of the bombing incident was transparent. The Prime Minister’s Office also issued a statement accusing the judge of accusing bypassing Parliament and violating the Constitution.
On the other hand, former Prime Minister Mikati of Lebanon said that President Aun also admitted to reading the relevant report, accusing the judges of adopting double standards.