Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has claimed that information had been received that Nexbis Limited assigned with the establishment of a border control system in the Maldives, had recommenced the project prior to the Supreme Court ruling that annulled the High Court's temporary stay order.
A prominent official of ACC revealed that subsequent to information on the recommencement of the project by Nexbis, a request to halt the project had been filed at the High Court today.
The High Court’s temporary order had been dismissed after the Supreme Court ruled that the lower Court’s bench presiding of the border control system case had been reconstituted unlawfully.
ACC official further detailed that the Supreme Court’s ‘Mandamus’ order had annulled only the rulings and decisions of the High Court in relation to the case, but had not specified that the documentation presented in court were void.
The Official added that the information that Nexbis had recommenced the project a week before Supreme Court’s ruling raised questions.
The lucrative MVR500 million border control system project case had been litigated after the failure to cease work on the project despite several orders from the ACC to halt the project on allegations of corruption over its awarding.
The Civil Court had ruled that the ACC had no authority to order the halt of the project. Following which, the ACC had made an appeal at the High Court.