Mexico's Attorney General's Office has summoned a former interim governor of the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan to provide a statement in an unspecified investigation, officials said.

In a two-paragraph communique, the top prosecutor's office said Friday it had summoned Jose Jesus Reyna Garcia to appear and that "at this time he is giving a statement" at the AG's office's installations in Mexico City.

It did not indicate what type of investigation had led to the summons against Reyna, one of Michoacan's most powerful politicians.

Local media reported that Reyna gave a statement to the AG's office's organized crime unit.

Reyna, 62, a member of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, served as Michoacan's interim governor for several months when Fausto Vallejo took a six-month leave of absence for health reasons in April 2013.

Reyna had previously held the post of Michoacan's interior secretary.

Last year, a leader of the self-defense groups that sprang up to battle the Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel in Michoacan, Jesus Mireles, accused Reyna of links to that drug mob.

Mireles provided no evidence to support his allegations, although he said Reyna's wife is the sister-in-law of fugitive Templarios leader Servando "La Tuta" Gomez Martinez.

Reyna, for his part, has denied having any links to criminal organizations. EFE