Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye leaves the prosecutors' office in Seoul, South Korea, March 22, 2017. South Korean prosecutors on March 27 sought to arrest Park Geun-hye in a corruption investigation. (Xinhua/Lee Sang-ho)
SEOUL, March 27 (Xinhua) -- South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought to arrest former President Park Geun-hye in a corruption investigation.
The special investigation headquarters of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, tasked with the probe into the corruption scandal embroiling Park, said in a statement that the warrant to arrest Park was sought for concerns about possible attempts to destroy evidence.
The statement said Park had denied most of criminal charges despite the collection of multiple evidences.
The Constitutional Court decided on March 10 to remove Park from office. The ousted president was grilled by prosecutors over the scandal on March 21.