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ACC receives case against Prosecutor General

Ahmed Aiham
29 October 2019, MVT 18:06
A case against Prosecutor General Aishath Bisham was filed the Anti Corruption Commission for allegedly exerting undue influence. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / NISHAN ALI / MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
29 October 2019, MVT 18:06

A member of the public on Monday, submitted a case at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) against Prosecutor General Aishath Bisham for allegedly exerting undue influence.

The case was submitted in relation to claims that PG Bisham's refusal to indict Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)'s Secretary General Hussian Shareef was politically influenced. He was involved in a corruption case regarding Maldives' 50th Independence Day.

While ACC confirmed the case against Bisham, no further details were revealed.

The watchdog sought graft charges against Shareef for allegedly awarding a lucrative catering contract worth MVR 3.7 million to Newport, a restaurant owned by the then-ruling party PPM's activist Zahid Rameez. Bisham cited a lack of evidence against Shareef in the matter.

Bisham, the former legal affairs secretary of the then-president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, was part of the committee which coordinated the golden jubilee celebrations, alongside Shareef.

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