MALE, Feb 9 � A Maldives court issued an arrest warrant today for former President Mohamed Nasheed, a day after his supporters rampaged in the capital and his claim of being ousted by a coup left unclear the stability of the fledging Indian Ocean democracy, reports PTI.
Police spokesman Abdul Mannan Yusuf refused to disclose the grounds for the criminal court�s warrant, or say when Nasheed � who is living at his Male home, surrounded by supporters � would be arrested.
Later, Police Commissioner Abdullah Riaz said it was not clear if the warrant was Constitutional. He declined to provide details, but said the warrant�s legality was still being examined.
Nasheed had announced he was voluntarily resigning Tuesday after months of protests against his rule and fading support from the police and the army.