Immigration Department in a statement has refuted the allegations made by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) that Nexbis Limited assigned with the establishment of a border control system, had recommenced the project prior to the Supreme Court ruling that annulled the High Court's temporary stay order
Ahmed Hamdhoon, Haveeru Online
Jun 29, 2012 - 05:06
A prominent official of ACC revealed to Haveeru 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 yesterday.
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.
Following the report of the ACC’s claims on Haveeru yesterday, Immigration Department stressed that such baseless reports were adversely affecting its employees psychologically.
“This department wants to inform the people that the claims are unfounded and assure that no actions of that nature had been taken. Furthermore, under the authority of the Controller of Immigration, the claims have been forwarded and a request has been made to the Maldives Police Service to launch an investigation into the case,” Immigration Department’s statement read.
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.