CAIRO, April 4 - RAPSI, Rafael Daminov. A fire at a district court in southern Cairo has destroyed the folders containing various case materials, including the case of Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, the cousin of the late Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi, local media reported on Thursday.
According to reports, the fire broke out on the building's 3rd floor, in rooms where court documents were stored. Firefighters are still battling the flames. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
A source in the prosecutor general's office in an interview with the Egyptian news web portal Masrawy said that the documents destroyed in the fire also included materials on Tahrir Square investigations.
Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, who is sought by the international police body Interpol at the request of Libyan authorities, was detained in Egypt in mid March. The Libyan authorities accuse Gaddaf al-Dam, a former coordinator of Libyan-Egyptian relations, of financial fraud and involvement in crimes committed by the overthrown regime, and demand his extradition. Upon the order of Egypt's prosecutor general, Gaddaf al-Dam has been detained for 30 days and placed in Torah prison in Cairo while charges against him are investigated.