Assistant Commissioner of Police summoned to 241 Committee inquiry

Assistant Commissioner ot Maldives Police Service, Mohamed Riyaz summoned to the 241 Committee. | Photo: People’s Majilis

Malé, Maldives — Assistant Commissioner of Maldives Police Service, Mohamed Riyaz has been summoned to the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (241 Committee) today, for questioning over the security breach of Former President and Current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed during May 6 terror attack.

The Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed was the first to be summoned to the committee over the investigation following the May 6 terror attack. Along with CP, Director General of the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) Brigadier General Zakariyya Mansoor Chief of Defence Force Major General Abdullah Shamaal and Vice Chief of Defence Force Brigadier General Abdu-Raheem Abdu-Latheef was also summoned to the 241 Committee in relation to the same inquiry.

Chairperson of 241 Committee and MP for North Hithadhoo Constituency, Mohamed Aslam stated that they had previously thought of first inquiring lower-ranked Officers and later the higher ranks, however, he said that the Committee has begun inquiring higher-ranked Officers so the Committee is likely to get answers before they reach the lower ranks.

Following the terror attack against the Former President on May 6, criticism has been aimed mainly at MNDF with allegations that they have failed to provide necessary security for the Speaker. 

The police is currently investigating the cause behind the attack on the Former President. 4 individuals have been arrested so far, all of them indicating radicalisation. The Parliamentary Committee is investigating the security breach of the Speaker following the terror attack.