The Criminal Court has on Thursday fined a man MVR150 for eating during the fasting hours of Ramadan in 2011.
The local media identified the man as Subhee Ismail Mahir of Maafannu ward.
Online newspaper Sun reported that the Prosecutor General’s Office had charged Subhee for breaking the fast by drinking a Coca-Cola bottle standing near a shop named ‘Monalals’, without any valid reason to do so.
Sun reported the Criminal Court’s ruling as stating that this was the first time Subhee was found guilty of a crime of this type and that he is sentenced under article 88 of the penal code.
According to the paper the court ordered him to pay the fine in seven days.