Kaashidhoo MP Jabir arrested

Kaashidhoo MP Abdulla Jabir. (Photo/People's Majlis)

Kaashidhoo MP Abdulla Jabir has been arrested.

Sun has been informed that MP Jabir was arrested whilst at an island in Gaafu Dhaalhu Atoll. He was arrested for the purpose of enforcing a bench warrant issued against him by the Civil Court. 

Courts issue bench warrants for failure to appear before the court after being summoned. It authorizes law enforcement authorities to arrest the individual in violation of the court rules and bring them before the court.  Bench warrants may also be issued subsequent to non-deliverance of the summons. 

In August, Civil Court also issued a travel ban order against MP Jabir prohibiting him from leaving Maldives. However, the order was revoked within a few days.