Legal documents served to ex-minister

Former Legal Affairs Minister of President's Office Azima Shukoor has been served with documents pertaining to charges of money laundering and providing false information to the authorities.

The case documents were handed over to Azima on Thursday morning.

The court had attempted to serve the documents to Azima on multiple occasions, but had been unsuccessful due to Azima being out of country until recently.

According to criminal procedural laws, preliminary hearings should be conducted once the documents are handed over.

Azima is accused of aiding former President Abdulla Yameen in money laundering. Azima acted as President Yameen's attorney in the past.

Azima is also being charged with giving false information to authorities. The charges were filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) due to Azima giving false information to the commission on an investigation involving the former President.