Criminal Court remands arrested Jumhoory Party leader

Qasim being taken back to Dhoonidhoo where he is kept in Police custody

The Criminal Court on Friday remanded the leader of Jumhoory Party (JP) and famous local tycoon Qasim Ibrahim, who was arrested late Thursday over attempting to bribe lawmakers in relation to the no confidence motion againt the parliament speaker and working to illicitly overturn the government of the Maldives.

According to a tweet posted by a member of Qasim’s legal team, Hisaan Hussain, a six-day period has been granted to prosecutors to produce evidence against Qasim. The judge has also ordered Maldives Police Service to hold Qasim in a place with good ventilation.

Qasim was brought to court at around 4 p.m. on Friday and was taken back to Dhoonidhoo Detention Centre in Kaafu atoll Dhoonidhoo island after his remand trial directly.

In relation to the remand trial, Police tightened the security of the Criminal Court as well as the Presidential Palace. Protesters were obstructed with police barricades.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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