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Court rules against local conglomerate in island seizure case

Jumhoory Party leader Gasim Ibrahim (C) greets president Yameen. MIHAARU FILE PHOTO/NISHAN ALI

The High Court on Monday overturned the Civil Court’s verdict that the government had seized Thaa atoll Elaa island from Villa Shipping and Trading Company Pvt Ltd unlawfully.

Villa had filed a lawsuit against the state after the government took back Elaa which was awarded to the company for resort development. Last year, the lower court had ruled in favour of Villa, which is owned by opposition Jumhoory Party’s leader Qasim Ibrahim.

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