Maldives former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb arrested in India for illegal entry, deported
3, Aug 2019, 11:47 AM IST
Tamil Nadu: Ahmed Adeeb, former Vice-President of Maldives, was arrested in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, for illegally entering India. He has now been deported. Adeeb is undergoing a criminal investigation for illegally misappropriating funds in Maldives. The Supreme Court has issued a travel ban on him. He was deported after his plea for political asylum was rejected by India. According to reports, Adeeb was trying to enter India illegally as a crew member of a tug boat. Ministry of external affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that there are designated entry points through which foreigners are allowed entry into India. Since Adeeb was not entering India through a designated entry point and did not possess the valid document, he has not been permitted entry into India.