Nasheed’s issue: India in touch with Maldivian authorities, says MEA
New Delhi: An MEA spokesperson on Wednesday said that India is in touch with the Maldivian authorities to resolve the arrest issue of former President Mohd Nasheed.
Earlier today Nasheed took refuge in the Indian High Commission in Male, after an arrest warrant was issued against him.
The Maldivian Court has rejected Nasheed's application for stay on his arrest but as the Indian High Commission is a designated diplomatic area, he cannot be arrested till the time he remains inside the complex.
Outside the Indian Embassy in Maldives' capital, a huge posse of police stand guard outside to arrest him as soon as he comes out.
Nasheed sought shelter after an arrest warrant was issued against him for not attending a court hearing - on Feb 10 - in connection with the detention of criminal court judge in January 2012, during his tenure as the president.