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Feb 13, 2013 at 04:52pm IST

Maldives ex-President Nasheed reaches Indian embassy in Male after arrest warrant

New Delhi: Former president of Maldives Mohammed Nasheed reached the Indian embassy in Male following an arrest warrant, according to sources. The warrant was issued against him by a court in Maldives after he failed to turn up in the court on Monday.

The arrest warrant was in connection with the alleged illegal detention of Judge Abdullah Gazi.

Sources earlier said that Nasheed had sought Indian help after the arrest warrant. Reacting to the reports, Maldivian President Office spokesperson Masood Imad said, "As of now he is just visiting the Indian High Commission. We will wait and watch. We have no reason now to say he has taken refuge there."

"The Indian government is fully aware of what Nasheed has been doing. The Indian government will make a wise decision," Imad said.