MayTerrorAttack: Police and MNDF officers requested to share information with Parliament

Armed forces seen guarding ADK Hospital where Speaker Mohamed Nasheed is being treated following the injuries he suffered after an explosive was set off near his car on May 6, 2021 | Photo: Nishan Ali

Malé, Maldives – Parliament of Maldives has requested Maldives Police Service and Maldives National Defence Force officers to share any information they have regarding the bomb attack on the Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed on May 6, 2021.

In an announcement released by Parliament of Maldives today, it stated that those from the security services who had any information of the attack on Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed can share the information with Parliament for the parliamentary inquiry in to the attack through the inquiry committees email and phone number (7798798).

The statement also read that those who wished to stay anonymous should write down that they wished to remain so when they share the information.

This also comes while Parliament had instructed not to take any action on anyone who shares any information regarding the case to the parliament regardless of their workplace.

According to Parliament Committee on National Security Services (241 committee), the committees inquiry is being done with the assistance of foreign experts to investigate how the security of Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed was breached.

Speaking at a press conference held by Parliament Committee on National Security Services (241 committee), chairperson of the committee, MP Mohamed Aslam told that the committee’s main aim was 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 exact regulations were to be followed while giving safety services such as bodyguard services heads of the state.

While MP 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, it was revealed by Home Ministry that the four suspects who were arrested following the attack and many officers working on the case had tested positive for Covid-19.

The suspects arrested first are Ahmed Adhuham aged 25, Mujaaz Ahmed of MA. Feyruge aged 21, and Thahmeen Ahmed of Folheyma, GA. Kondey, aged 32. While the three suspects have been remanded for an additional 15 days by the Criminal Court, terrorism charges have been brought upon all three. 

In addition to them, Ahmed Fathih of, Dhunfini Ufaa, L. Gan, who was arrested in a special operation carried out by the police on the night of May 20, 2021, was remanded for 15.

The 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 him, 3 more people were also been reported to be injured from the explosion including the Speaker’s bodyguards and bystanders.

Nasheed was brought in with heavy bleeding, and both internal and external shrapnel injuries. Ball bearings were found in Nasheed’s chest, near the heart. Injuries caused by these projectiles caused life threatening damage to the chest area. Nasheed endured major injury to the fourth rib, with a blade going through a lung. A projectile also went through his intestine with another near his liver. 

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 is being covered by Honorary Consul of Maldives in Germany, Christian Von Stetten.