Court prescribes 40 lashes to man for consuming alcohol

Criminal Court. (File Photo/Sun)

The Criminal Court has sentenced a Maldivian man found guilty of consuming alcohol to 40 lashes and 27 days in prison.

The sentence was read against Mohamed Nazish, Gulbakaage, Hithadhoo, Addu City.

Nazish was arrested in a state of suspected inebriation from the stairwell of M. Maakoani in Male’ City on January 29. He confessed to consuming alcohol following questioning by police.

Nazish was sentenced in reference to articles 616, 1106 and 1002 of the Penal Code.