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EC tasked with investigating 39 election candidates

Shahudha Mohamed
14 May 2019, MVT 12:52
Senior officials of Elections Commission on voting day of 2019's parliamentary elections. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / MIHAARU
Shahudha Mohamed
14 May 2019, MVT 12:52

Prosecutor General's (PG) Office ordered Elections Commission (EC) to complete the investigations into the 2019's parliamentary election candidates who failed to disclose their financial statements.

EC had previously sent a case to PG Office seeking to press criminal charges against 39 candidates that did not produce complete financial statements.

A spokesperson from PG Office stated that the commission has now been tasked with completing the investigations into these candidates as their initial probe was lacking.

However, they disclosed that the case was not rejected.

According to the Elections General Act taking false or incomplete information while recording information required to be maintained pursuant to the law is punishable on conviction to imprisonment for a term between one year and four years or a fine of between MVR 12,000 and MVR 48,000 to be determine based on the magnitude of the offence.