Evidence points to radicalisation in May 6 attack: PG

Prosecutor General Shameem speaking at a press conference. | Photo: Mihaaru.

Malé, Maldives – Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem said that the current evidence obtained by the police regarding the terror attack on Former President and Current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed is assumably linked to radicalisation.

Prosecutor General Shameem did not acknowledge what kind of radicalization, and did not state as to whether it was religious extremism when questioned.

Speaking at the press conference held regarding the terror attack, Prosecutor General Shameem said that they have obtained evidence to believe that the two people arrested in relation to the attack are radicals. He also said that charges can be raised against the two arrested people based on current evidence.

Maldives Police Service recently revealed the identities of the two people arrested over the terror attack. They are Muaaz Ahmed, Ma. Feyruge, Malé and Thahumeem Ahmed, Folheyma, GA. Kondey.

The explosion which went off around 20:20 on Thursday night left Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed injured while he was getting in to his car near his house, G. Kenereege, Malé City. In addition to him, 3 more people have also been reported to be injured from the explosion.