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Azima prosecuted, case submitted to court

18 February 2019, MVT 12:45
Former Legal Affairs Minister Azima Shakoor. PHOTO: FILE PHOTO/MIHAARU
18 February 2019, MVT 12:45

Prosecutor General on Sunday submitted a case to the criminal court against former Legal Affairs Minister at the President’s Office Azima Shakoor on the charge of allegedly paving way for money laundering.

According to the PG Office, the case was submitted to the Criminal Court against Azima on the charge of enabling money laundering and disseminating false information to a government institute.

Amidst accusations against her, Azima was summoned for investigation in the previous month to the Police Headquarters.

Azima was the Legal Affairs Minister in President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's government.

In addition to the case against Azima, a case prosecuting former President Abdulla Yameen for money laundering was submitted last week to the criminal court by the state.