India deports Ahmed Adeeb

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New Delhi

India on Saturday deported former Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb, who faces attempted murder and corruption charges at home, after he tried to enter the country on a tugboat, officials said. Adeeb arrived at the southern port of Tuticorin on Thursday in the boat and was detained for attempting an unauthorized entry without a passport. A top police officer in the port city in Tamil Nadu state told AFP that Adeeb and the boat’s crew were handed over to Maldivian security at their maritime border in the Indian Ocean. “They were handed over to the authorities early Saturday,” the official said on condition of anonymity. Adeeb was released from a Maldives jail in May after a court quashed a conviction for attempting to kill then-president Abdulla Yameen in 2015.— AFP