The Maldives Criminal Court, on Wednesday, fined the Maldives Police Service MVR 3,000 for contempt of court.
During a remand hearing for a narcotics case, a police officer was fined for repeatedly disregarding the court proceedings.
When the officer was spotted eating within the court, Criminal Court Judge Dheebanaz Fahmy first ordered him to clean their mouth. When the officer returned to the court, he fled again without the court’s authorization.
Following that, Judge Dheebanaz Fahmy found the Maldives Police Service to be in contempt of court and fined them MVR 3,000.
In the Maldives, contempt of court is punishable by up to 15 days in jail or a month in house arrest, as well as a fine of up to MVR 10,000.