The city police on Thursday deported a Maldivian citizen who had been living in the city for educational purposes since June 2009.

They identified the foreign national as Abdul Aleem, 28. He was living with his family in a rented house at Manacaud.

The police stated that Abdul Aleem was an ‘unwelcome guest' because of his past political activities in his country. They also suspect that he had some liaison in the past with certain foreign radical groups working against the country's national interests.

Police to visit Kollam

The city police said they will visit Kollam district on Friday to record the statement of the woman who was allegedly assaulted on the premises of an exclusive club in the city on Saturday.

The Museum police had registered a case against one P. J. Paul, a member of the club, on the charge of assaulting the woman with the intention to outrage her modesty.

Officials said Circle Inspector (Museum) J.K. Dinil, the investigating officer, will question the woman at her house in Kollam. They suspect that the woman was under duress from certain quarters to not state the facts to the police.

Case registered

The Excise Department have arrested a person on the charge of cultivating ganja on government land beneath the Mannamoola bridge in Peroorkada. They identified the suspect as Raja, a local resident. Officials said the suspect had carefully cultivated scores of ganja plants, many of which were fit for harvest.