The army’s Intelligence Directorate on Wednesday communicated with State Commissioner to Military Court Judge Fadi Akiki to inquire about the next step after Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea failed to attend a testimony session, MTV reported.
Akiki asked the Directorate to “close the investigation file” without requesting any other step, the TV network added.
LBCI television for its part reported that “Geagea’s file has been closed at the Intelligence Directorate.”
“It has been referred to the military prosecution without the issuance of a subpoena or a search and investigation warrant,” LBCI added.
“The military prosecution will continue the legal measures according to the file’s content,” the TV network said.
Geagea had warned last week he would ignore the summons if Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah was not called in for questioning too.
Seven people were killed in street fighting two weeks ago, following a rally organized by Hizbullah and its ally Amal Movement against the judge investigating last year’s deadly blast at Beirut port.
Hizbullah and Amal accused the LF of firing the first shots in the October 14 violence. Geagea denied any involvement and claimed that his summons had no legal grounding.