Trial starts tomorrow for the suspects of Malé bombing plot

One of the suspects being arrested by the police | Photo: Avas

Malé, Maldives – Four individuals arrested for plotting to bomb various locations in the capital city of Maldives, Malé city, are set to start trail tomorrow at the Criminal Court.

The four individuals are being prosecuted under the Terrorism Act for attempting to implement a terrorist attack. The proceedings will not be public upon the request of prosecution.

The suspects are Iuthisam Mohamed Saeed of GDh. Madaveli, Nasiu Mohamed of HA. Hoarafushi, Shiman Shareef of HDh. Naivadhoo, and Mohamed Thasleem of HA. Hoarafushi.

In 2017, the police raided the office of Attic Pvt. Ltd., Ma. Kinaaraa House, and Ma. Namoonaage located around the same area in Malé city in a police operation and found a large amount of chemicals needed to create explosives. The suspects were caught at the crime scene attempting to build the explosive devices.