Egyptian police arrests top Islamist leader after Morsi`s ouster

The most influential Islamist politician, Khairat al-Shater, has been arrested by the Egyptian police on Friday over aiding ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Updated: Jul 06, 2013, 12:28 PM IST

Washington: The most influential Islamist politician, Khairat al-Shater, has been arrested by the Egyptian police on Friday over aiding ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

An interior ministry general said Khairat al-Shater and his brother have been arrested at the request of the prosecution.

Fox News reports that the move comes as the Egyptian A chief, General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, oust ed Morsi on Wednesday and announced that the head of Egypt`s Constitutional Court will be appointed head of the state.

Sisi said that the Islamist-drafted constitution will be suspended and early presidential and parliamentary elections will be held. He further added that a technocrat cabinet will be appointed to run the country during a transition period.

ANI