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Court orders reinstatement of former DED Chief

Ahmed Aiham
25 December 2018, MVT 22:15
The former Head of Drug Enforcement Department Mohamed Jinah. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
25 December 2018, MVT 22:15

The Civil Court, on Monday, ordered the reinstatement of the former Head of national Drug Enforcement Department (DED), Mohamed Jinah.

Chief Superintendent Jinah was illegally dismissed from his duties, following his refusal to partake in the controversial transfer of power, in 2013.

The Civil Court ruled in favor of the defendant during the dispute resolution case Jinah had recently filed alleging that he was dismissed unlawfully.

The state has agreed to pay MVR 2.8 million in damages, the total amount of salary and allowances owed since his dismissal on January 10, 2013, up to December 24, 2018.

Furthermore, the Court advised a promotional for Jinah, should Police find reason to elevate his rank, for the period of dismissal.

The Court decision follows several similar reinstatement orders, including that of Acting Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, Superintendent of Police Mohamed Riyaz and Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdulla Fairoosh, that were issued recently following President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's assumption of office on November 17.

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