Police have detained a self-proclaimed “spiritual guru” for flouting religious unity and immigration laws in the Maldives.
Islamic Minister Dr. Ahmed Zahir Ali posted on X on Thursday that he had received information of a self-proclaimed “spiritual healer” in a hotel in Male’ advertising activities that flout the Protection of Religious Unity Act.
He said the man has been reported to the police.
Posts have appeared on social media advertising consultations from one Dr. Ganesh Dubey, who is described as a tantracharya and spiritual guru.
The consultation fee is listed as USD 100.
The police identified the man as an Indian citizen, who arrived in Maldives on a tourist visa.
A police spokesperson said they have detained him and another person, believed to be his accomplice, and are clarifying information.
The police said the case involves violation of Maldives’ religious unity laws and immigration laws.
“The police will take all necessary measures in collaboration with relevant authorities,” said the spokesperson.