No complaints received about officers asking personal questions from women: Police

Photo shows a police officer on the street during curfew hours imposed on the Male' city area as a precautionary measure against the Covid-19 virus | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police Service said that they have not received any complaints of policemen asking personal questions from women, during curfew hours.

The statement from police comes while a social media post accused a police officer of asking personal questions from women while on curfew duty. The post accused an officer of asking a girl where she was going and whether she was single.

In addition to this, the post said that this type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and that they are suppose to make the environment safe rather be another “creepy guy”.

Following this post, Maldives Police Service said that they did not receive any complaints of an officer asking unrelated personal questions to girls while implementing the measures of HPA. They added that if any such complaint is registered, it will be investigated by presenting it to the relevant authorities.

In addition to this, they stated that police might need to ask a person’s National Identity Card number to verify their permit and also may need to ask their phone number in an instance where they are being fined.