The Parliamentary Committee on National Security Services (241 Committee) paid a visit to the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Headquarters, Bandaara Koshi, as part of the investigation into the May 6 Terror Attack.
According to local media, members of the parliamentary committee entered the MNDF Headquarters in connection with the probe into the security breach that resulted in the IED attack on former President and current Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed.
Minister of Home Affairs Imran Abdullah was also called before the 241 Committee today to answer questions in connection with the May bombing.
Several important officials have been summoned to the 241 Committee for investigation, including Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, who was the first person brought to the committee in connection with the investigations into the May 6 terror attack.
Brigadier General Zakariyya Mansoor, Director General of the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC), Chief of Defence Force Major General Abdullah Shamaal, and Vice Chief of Defence Force Brigadier General Abdul Raheem Abdul Latheef were also summoned to the 241 Committee in connection with the same inquiry.
The Maldives Police Service is presently investigating the circumstances surrounding the attack on Speaker Nasheed. So far, four people have been arrested, all of whom appear to be radicalized. The parliamentary committee is looking into Speaker Nasheed’s security breach, which led to the May bomb blast.