Maldives chief justice Abdulla Saeed arrested, say police

Updated: Feb 06, 2018, 12:26 IST | AFP

Maldives Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge were arrested at dawn, hours after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency, police said

Security forces stand guard outside the Supreme Court in Male after Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency on February 5, 2018. Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency on February 5, 2018, deepening a political crisis in the country that has pitted its leader against the nation's top court. Pic/AFP
Security forces stand guard outside the Supreme Court in Male after Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency on February 5, 2018. Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency on February 5, 2018, deepening a political crisis in the country that has pitted its leader against the nation's top court. Pic/AFP

Maldives Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge were arrested at dawn on Tuesday, hours after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency, police said.

There were complaints of corruption against justices Saeed and Ali Hameed, police said in a brief statement after security forces stormed the apex court complex in the capital Male.

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