While the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) investigates three cases involving Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA) operator GMR, India, ACC President Hassan Luthfee said today that one of the cases is nearing its end.
However, he did not disclose the details of the case he was referring to.
“That case is nearing its end. But as there are more things that need to be determined we are currently doing so,” Luthfee said.
He explained that the delay in investigating the allegations of corruption behind the awarding of INIA to GMR was down to the magnitude of the accusation and the high profile nature of the case.
“Even an international organization such as the IFC had provided expertise in this case. So when such an allegation of a major criminal offence has been made we must probe the matter quite extensively. This is by far the most high profile and sensitive case. So we must be certain,” he detailed.
Luthfee further refuted the rumors that foreign help had been sought to probe the GMR case. But he added that efforts are always made to secure foreign expertise for ACC.
The committee formed by the government to review the agreement with GMR had last week said that the agreement had not been made for the benefit of the Maldivian economy.