Jailed ex-VP undergoes emergency surgery

Jailed former vice president Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Ghafoor has undergone emergency surgery at the state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), his family confirmed on Monday.

Adheeb's wife on Twitter confirmed that her husband had undergone surgery to remove kidney stones.

His condition however, remains unclear.

The ex-VP had been treated in the capital multiple times in the last few weeks amid increasing calls on the government to allow him to go abroad for medical treatment.

The ex-VP's is serving 33 years in prison over two counts of terrorism and corruption including the blast aboard the presidential speedboat which has been now confirmed as a plot to assassinate president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

He is also facing multiple counts of terrorism and graft charges including a second assassination plot involving a Sri Lankan sniper.

His family had claimed that he has been diagnosed with an internal cyst, kidney stones and a dangerous eye disease “glaucoma”.

Despite the new government taking office on Saturday, Adheeb has insisted that he would not travel abroad for medical treatment without facing a fresh investigation into the allegations against him.