MDP MP Jabir claims MVR 77 million in compensation for arrest

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MP and businessman Abdulla Jabir has filed a case against police alleging that his arrest damaged himself and his family, and claimed MVR 77 million (US$5 million) in compensation.

According to local media, the first hearing into the case was held at the Civil Court yesterday where the state attorney told the court that no court of law had declared that the arrest was unlawful.

Media reported that Jabir’s wife, former Attorney General and SAARC Secretary General Dhiyana Saeed, acted as his lawyer.