Police asked to probe 'idols' import for SAARC Summit

Ahmed Hamdhoon, Haveeru News Service
Nov 16, 2011 - 02:40 1 comment
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A council member of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) today filed a case at the police over "importing and keeping idols" for the SAARC Summit that wrapped up recently in Addu.

Speaking to journalists after submitting the case, Maz Saleem said the police were asked to look into how the "idols" were imported into the Maldives through Customs and the police "standing guard" around the idols.

PPM Council member, Ilham Ahmed said Customs failed to carry out its legal responsibility of preventing the import of items such as "idols" into the country.

"I believe that the Maldives Police Service will thoroughly investigate the matter for the sake of the people, the religion of Islam and the constitution and send the case to PG. I don't have any doubt over the fact that the police will carry out their legal responsibility within the legal boundaries," the Gemanafushi MP said.

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