Legal Politics

Court declines remand for Jumhoory Party leader

Jumhoory Party leader Qasim Ibrahim gestures to supporters at an opposition rally. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

The Criminal Court on Thursday declined to issue a remand for Jumhoory Party’s leader Qasim Ibrahim until the end of his trials.

In the first hearing of Qasim’s three-charge trials that began Thursday behind closed doors, the state requested a court order to remand Qasim until the end of his hearings. After statements from the prosecution and defence, Judge Adam Arif ruled that there was no call to keep Qasim under custody.

The famous local tycoon and lawmaker of Maamigili constituency is charged with attempted bribery, coercion with regards to official duties and undue influence on voters.

Qasim denied all three charges in Thursday’s hearing.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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