Justice Minister Adel Abdel Hamid instructed judge Osama al-Saeedy on Wednesday to begin interrogating Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, the sons of former President Hosni Mubarak, regarding an allegedly illegal land deal.
The interrogations are part of investigations into a complaint filed Essam Sultan, a Wasat Party MP in the now-dissolved People's Assembly, claiming that former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq squandered state funds during his tenure as aviation minister.
Before its dissolution, the People's Assembly had agreed to forward the complaint to public prosecutors after Sultan unveiled a contract through which, he alleged, Shafiq had sold 40,000 square meters of land allocated to a junior pilot association to the Mubaraks for an unreasonably low rate.
Investigations into the accusations began in late June. Shafiq has denied the allegations.
The Mubarak sons will be interrogated in Tora prison, south of Cairo, where they are being held pending investigations into a separate corruption case.