Indian arrested in Maldives over for suspicious terrorism activity

Police officers seen during an operation conducted as part of the Commission on Investigation of Murders and Enforced Disappearances investigation of the missing journalist Ahmed Rizwan in September 2019 | Photo: Hussain Waheed

Male’, Maldives — Maldives Police Service informed that they have arrested an Indian for suspicious terrorism activity in the country.

Police revealed that on 29th December 2020, a 28 year old Indian named Raj Prashant was taken into custody as he was accused of talking about something related to a bomb while he was at the Velinda International Airport in Male’ city.

When Police approached the Court on December 30, 2020 to determine how long the Indian will be remanded, the Court informed that the 28-year-old will be remanded for 05 days at a remand prision.

The Court stated that the reamendment of this individual was necessary as they had enough evidence for the accused actions and for the safety and protection of this country. The Court also mentioned that they remanded the Indian while considering the fact that he is a foreigner and that he may flee from the country.

This is because several people who are involved in terrorism or similar actions have fled their own country and have resided in a foreign country with fake identity and documents.

As several people with such crime records from the neighboring countries, India and Sri Lanka have entered Maldives with fake identities, this has caught the attention of several authorities and the government is currently working on stopping the terrorism in the country.