Maldives ex-vice president detained in India

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New Delhi

Former Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb was detained on Thursday by Indian authorities for trying to illegally enter the South Asian nation on a tug boat, officials said.
Adeeb, who was released from a Maldives jail in May after a court quashed a conviction for attempting to kill then-president Abdulla Yameen in 2015, was taken into custody in the port city of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu state, the officials said. He is due to face a new trial over the attempted murder case and also faces corruption investigations dating back to when he was deputy to Yameen, who was defeated in an election last year. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Adeeb did not have a passport when he was detained on the tug.—AFP