Male’ City Council member, belonging to ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), Zaidul Ameen, has been arrested and given fifteen days of detention.
Police said he was arrested on Friday night for an ongoing investigation, but did not give any other details.
However, sources say Zaid was arrested for allegedly blackmailing someone.
When he was produced in court on Saturday and was given fifteen days of detention.
The councilman, representing Mid-Henveiru Constituency, is a loyalist of PPM’s leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom who has withdrawn his support for the government.