MayTerrorAttack: Police Commissioner travels abroad for investigation

CP Hameed with 241 committee chair MP Aslam | Photo: Majlis

Malé, Maldives – Committee Chair of 241 Committee and MP for North Hithadhoo Constituency, Mohamed Aslam states that the Maldives Commissioner of Police (CP) Mohamed Hameed travelled abroad for the May 6 terror attack investigation.

Speaking at a press conference held today, the 241 Committee Chair said that the recent foreign trip of CP Hameed is considered to be part of the terror attack investigation. Aslam added that the committee has requested a meeting with the police to acquire further information.

The committee has summoned several other authorities and personnel to the committee for questioning regarding the May terror attack. This includes Foreign Minister Mariya Didi, Home Minister Imran Abdullah, Director General of Counter Terrorism Center Brigadier General Zakariyya Mansoor, Chief of Defence Force Major General Abdullah Shamaal, Vice Chief of Defence Force Brigadier General Abdul Raheem Abdul Latheef, Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, Police Director of Counter Terrorism Superintendent of Police Fareed Ismail as well as Speaker Nasheed’s bodyguards.

The management of central bank, Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) were also summoned to the Parliamentary inquiry, including Governor of MMA Ali Hashim, Deputy Governor Ahmed Imad and Head of the Financial Intelligence Unit Ibrahim Ahmed Nasir.

The police are also currently investigating the attack on the Former President. 4 individuals have been arrested so far in direct connection to May 6, all of them indicating radicalisation.

The 241 Parliamentary Committee is also investigating into the security breach of the Speaker following the terror attack. Speaker Nasheed remains in Germany after he was released from the German medical hospital on May 21, where he went for recovery and rehabilitation for the injuries suffered on May 6, 2021.

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