Ex-Maldives Vice President, who sought asylum, sent back

Published On: August 3, 2019 12:58 PM NPT By: Agencies

TUTICORIN, Aug 3: Former Vice President of Maldives Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Ghafoor, who had sought political asylum from India, has been sent back to his home country, media reports said quoting the Maldivian police on Saturday.

Adheeb, who arrived here on Thursday on a cargo vessel along with nine crew members, was not allowed to enter India as he did not possess valid documents, the Press Trust of India reported.

He was not allowed to disembark from the ship and was questioned on-board by various central agencies, the report added. Adheeb had sought political asylum from India as he faces a serious risk to his life in his home country, a UK lawyer representing the politician had said.

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