Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak lays on a gurney inside a barred cage.
Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak laying on a gurney inside a barred cage in the police academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt, June 2, 2012. Photo by AP
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An Egyptian supporter of ousted president Hosni Mubarak holds photos of him during a demonstration outside Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court in Cairo, April 1, 2013. Photo by AP

Egypt's state news agency says the country's top prosecutor has ordered a new investigation into corruption allegations against the ousted president Hosni Mubarak, which will keep him detained during his upcoming retrial.

Mubarak, 84, heads to court April 13 over his alleged complicity in the killing of hundreds of demonstrators during the protests that ultimately forced him out of office in February 2011.

An Egyptian appeals court had overturned in January Mubarak's life sentence, citing shoddy procedures and ordering retrial.

Mubarak, in detention since April 2011, is being held in a military hospital due to poor health. The new investigation focuses on accusations that Mubarak and his family pocketed state funds designated for the presidential palaces.

He faces additional questioning over a period of 15 days.