The French authorities are investigating the existence of a suspicion of corruption in Qatar's right to host the World Athletics World Cup in 2019.
Al-Khalifi had previously enjoyed witness status in the same case.
The French authorities suspect that al-Khalifi "active corruption activity" in the context of the investigation allegations of suspicion of corruption surrounded Qatar's bid for the World Athletics Cup in 2017 and 2019.
The French authorities are also investigating the circumstances that led the Rio and Tokyo cities to receive the Olympic Games in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Khalifi was given the status of witness in March 2019 in the same case, but the judge in charge of the investigation sent him a request to call on May 16, 2019 and did not meet Khulaifi on the pretext of attending the final of the Prince of Qatar Cup in Doha.
The source confirmed the information published by the newspaper "Le Parisien" French, the charge of Khalifei on suspicious payments on the sidelines of the nomination of Doha to host the World Championships 2017 athletics, which came to London, before choosing the capital to host the World Cup 2019.
While identical sources reported that the decision to put him under investigation has been sent to him by mail.