Remand period extended for man arrested over bomb threats

Police operating near Mulee'aage.

Malé, Maldives – The Criminal Court on Sunday, extended the remand period by an additional 15 days for the local arrested over threats to bomb the Presidential Residence.

The suspect was initially remanded for seven days and later 15 days were added on July 18.

According to Police, one of the suspects claimed to have been carrying around a box which has a bomb inside when they were caught by security. Both individuals have a past criminal record of using drugs.

Following this incident, Police initiated a special operation and reinforced the security at the Presidential residence.

However, Police on July 10 revealed that one of the two locals arrested in the case was released.

Maldives Police Service recently arrested another individual following a tweet calling out to bomb the parliamentary authority and another person to bomb the Indian Embassy. Police warned that such threats to attack significant locations will not be taken lightly and that the appropriate action will be taken against these individuals.