The Maldives Police Service has completed its investigation into the first four suspects in the May bombing that targeted Speaker of the People’s Majlis Mohamed Nasheed and has referred the case to the Prosecutor General’s Office.
Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem tweeted on Wednesday that the case had been accepted by the PG Office and that a decision would be issued within 15 days.
The first four suspects in the May 6 attack were caught within a few days of the blast, and under counter-terrorism legislation, terror suspects must be prosecuted within 75 days of their arrest, which is due on August 5.
The suspects facing prosection in relation to the attack are Ahmed Adhuham, Mujaaz Ahmed, Thahmeen Ahmed, and Ahmed Fathih.
In connection with the blast, police had apprehended a total of nine individuals. According to Shameem, the investigation into the remaining five suspects is still ongoing.
Shameem also stated that more details about the case would be released at a press conference on July 24.