Algeria’s Army chief hails judiciary for anti-graft move
State TV reported, a day after the authorities announced the arrest of five business tycoons.
Bouteflika quit on April 2, after mass protests against his 20-year rule, in which protesters accused him of allowing widespread corruption in the Algerian political elite.
Salah played a role in Bouteflika’s resignation by calling for him to be removed from office, and has since called for a crackdown on corruption.
On Monday state television reported the arrest of billionaire Issad Rebrab, chairman of the family-owned Cevital diversified conglomerate with big interests in sugar refining, ranked by Forbes as Algeria’s richest man.