The People’s Majlis has written to the Prosecutor General (PG) requesting that charges be brought against Deputy Minister of Defence Hassan Zameel.
According to local media sources, the letter was addressed to the Prosecutor General at the request of Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed, who is currently receiving medical treatment in Germany for injuries sustained in the May terror attack.
This comes in response to the Deputy Minister’s letter to parliament, in which he refused to allow the National Security Services Committee (241 Committee) to examine specific MNDF officers in connection with the May terror attack.
The Defence Ministry’s letter to Parliament, which Deputy Minister Zameel signed, claimed that the MNDF will be answering questions from Parliament in the probe rather than individual officers.
The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) had previously issued a statement, claiming that the Armed Forces Act forbids military officials from sharing any information obtained in the course of their duties with anybody other than those authorized by law. Individual officers being investigated, according to the MNDF, violates the military structure and line of command.