Minister of Home Affairs Imran Abdullah was called before the parliamentary Committee on National Security Services (241 Committee) today to answer questions on former President and current Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed’s security breach in connection with the May bombing.
Minister Imran was summoned to the 241 Committee on Saturday afternoon. Even though the committee’s findings remain private, Minister Imran appears to have been pressed to explain why intelligence services were not given information prior to the incident.
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.