Commissioner of Maldives Police Service, Mohamed Hameed has said that the police investigation regarding the attack against Speaker of the Parliament President Mohamed Nasheed is pursuing 4 people of interest.
In a Press Conference held this afternoon, CP Hameed said that the act of terror is being investigated by the Maldives Police Service as an urgent priority. He said that all the necessary resources available for the investigation and forensic teams are being utilized for the investigation.
Hameed revealed that all evidence so far indicates that the incident was a deliberate act of terror, targeting President Nasheed. He said that the investigation is pursuing 4 people of interest, with the investigation team working closely with the Prosecutor General's Office during the course of the investigation.
Speaker of the Parliament, President Mohamed Nasheed and four other people were injured last night in an explosion near the house of President Nasheed. Eyewitnesses say that the explosion took place just as he was about to get into the car. It is unclear that what caused this explosion, but a number of cycles were seen lying on the road.
President Nasheed and others were immediately rushed to the hospital for medical care. President Nasheed is currently admitted at ADK Hospital, having undergone multiple surgeries for the injuries he sustained as a result of this incident.
Maldives Police Service has created a special hotline through which individuals can give anonymous tips about the incident. Police has urged individuals with any information regarding the incident to contact them on the hotline 9704000. They assured that the identity of the people contacting the hotline would be kept confidential.