The Maldives Police Service has commenced a search for a 42-year old Hulhumale’-based businessman wanted for questioning on suspicion of fraudulently collecting funds from Hajj pilgrims.
According to local media, Ismail Abdul Latheef, head of the Maleesha Hajj and Umra Group is under investigation by police for alleged fraud concerning payments received by his company for this year’s Hajj Pilgrimage.
Police have said that attempts are ongoing to locate and question Latheef, who is suspected of having fled the country, the Sun Online news service has reported.
Authorities have claimed that 52 complaints have so far been received over alleged payments made to the Maleesha Hajj and Umra Group.
Police Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Hassan Haneef was not responding to calls at the time of press.