MayTerrorAttack: 241 committee to complete inquiry by June

Police at the scene where an explosion took place on May 6, 2021 leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed injured | Photo: Airdrie Today

Malé, Maldives – Member of Parliament representing Hithadhoo Northern Constituency and 241 Committee Chairperson Mohamed Aslam stated that the Committee’s aim is to finish the case of the bomb attack on former President and Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed, by end of June 2021.

Aslam stated this during the press conference kept by the 241 Committee today, to give information about their inquiry. Aslam added that the committee will not be investigating the case, but will be investigating what led to the attack.

The 241 committee chairperson noted that the committee’s main aim is to find out if any of the concerned authorities knew that the terrorist attack would happen or if they had received the information beforehand. He also said that the committee would be finding out what exactly are the regulations to be followed while giving safety services such as bodyguards.

Aslam further added that the committee is finding out the ways that the safety services were protecting Speaker Nasheed, how finance intelligence gets information, and if they are following all the rules and regulations of the constitution of Maldives.

The MP also stated that they were investigating how and why Speaker Nasheed’s security was breached with the help of Maldivian and foreign experts.

An IED explosion went off around 20:20 on 6 May leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed critically injured while he was getting in to his car near his house, G. Kenereege, Malé City. In addition to Nasheed, 3 more people were also been reported to be injured from the explosion including the Speaker’s bodyguards and bystanders.

Speaker Nasheed was treated at the Critical Care Unit of ADK hospital in Malé until yesterday and was airlifted to Germany yesterday for recovery and rehabilitation. Parliament had revealed yesterday that Speaker Nasheed’s medical expenses in Germany are being covered by Honorary Consul of the Maldives in Germany, Christian Von Stetten.