State requests submission of secret evidence against Nadheem in terror trial

Mohamed Nadheem (R) with spouse Yumna Maumoon (L). (File Photo/Sun)

State has requested submission of secret evidence in the terrorism case against Mohamed Nadheem, son-in-law of former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

The State prosecution made the request during the preliminary hearing held at Criminal Court this Monday morning.

The State prosecution, at the preliminary hearing, handed over some of the document evidence, and then requested that they wish some of the documents and witnesses to be submitted as secret evidence.

Meanwhile, Nadheem made 26 submissions to the court.

Nadheem, husband of Maumoon’s daughter Yumna Maumoon, was arrested during the State of Emergency declared in Maldives after the unprecedented Supreme Court order of February 1.

In addition to being charged with committing an act of terrorism, Nadheem has also been charged with attempt to illegally overthrow the legitimate government of the country, and bribery.