Four men have been arrested after being caught eating in daylight hours during Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam said that two cases had been reported to police and four people had been arrested.
Sergeant Abdul Muhsin said two of the men were arrested near the Alimas Carnival stage last Saturday and taken to the police station, where they confessed they had eaten.
“They were released after making a statement and were given advice,’’ he said.
The other two men were arrested inside Giyasuddeen School, Sergeant Muhsin said.
“They also confessed they had eaten in the school toilets,” he said. “They have both been released now.”
Last year a man was arrested for eating in daytime during Ramadan and was sent to the Criminal Court by Prosecutor General’s office.
The Criminal Court fined the man Rf 500 and ordered to reinstate that day’s fast.