Criminal Court remands man for 7 days following bomb threats

Malé, Maldives – The Criminal Court on Monday, remanded a 42 year old local to for 7 days, following a tweet threatening to bomb the Indian High Commission.

Maldives Police Service revealed that the local arrested under a court order in relation to the case is Mohamed Inad. The Serious and Organised Crime Department of Maldives Police Service is currently investigating the case, taking into account the seriousness of the matter.

Maldives Police Service released a statement saying that they have reinforced the security measures of the Indian High Commission and the Chinese Embassy following the threat on twitter.

Police added that such threats, calling to hurt others or damage property are criminal offenses and that the authority will take such matters seriously and take the necessary actions.

In addition to this, police stated that they are deeply concerned by the articles published by some local medias, that effects the country’s foreign relations with other countries and effect the security services provided by Maldives Police Service to Foreign missions.

Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) also took attention to the matter and removed Mohamed Inad, a local member of the political party, as he is currently under arrest for tweeting, calling out to bomb the Indian High Commission.

MDP said that they took action against the 42 year old local, after verifying the investigation done by Maldives Police Service. The party added that these types of actions are not endorsed by MDP and called out to convict such criminals to the highest degree. The party also called out the relevant authorities to give out the deserved punishment to the alleged.

The tweet that got the attention of the public yesterday, stated that they need an RDX to bomb the Indian High Commission and that it will be happening soon. The tweet was sent out from a fake account under the name “Royal Hussain Thakuru”.