Legal Politics

Court adds 4 days to arrested lawmaker’s remand

Thulusdhoo MP Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim escorted back to Dhoonidhoo Detention Centre after his remand hearing at the Criminal Court. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

Thulusdhoo MP Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim escorted back to Dhoonidhoo Detention Centre after his remand hearing at the Criminal Court. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

The Criminal Court on Wednesday extended the remand of arrested Thulusdhoo MP Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim by four days.

The court decided on the extension upon his original remand of 15 days expiring on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the High Court had scheduled an appeal hearing regarding MP Waheed’s initial remand for Thursday.

MP Waheed, along with eight other legislators, were taken in to custody on July 24 and charged with “criminal trespassing” after they attempted to enter the parliament despite the presence of the army. He was remanded for forcefully entering the parliament after the Elections Commission declared that he had lost his seat after the apex court’s ruling on anti-defection.

The lawmaker had appealed his initial 15-day remand on July 30. Criminal Court’s Judge Ali Adam, who warranted the MP’s arrest, had also cited “public safety” and reasons to believe that he may tamper with evidence as reasons to keep him remanded.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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