In a shocking incident, Prosecutor General (PG) Hussain Shameem was attacked near Noor Mosque while returning home after dropping his child off at school. The assailants, riding a motorcycle, assaulted Shameem, resulting in fractures to his left forearm. The police announced the arrest of two individuals in connection with the attack but provided no further details.
Commissioner of Police Ali Shujau addressed the media, revealing that the attack occurred when PG Shameem was not utilizing security. He emphasized that security for senior officials should not be optional and stressed the need for officials to adhere to instructions from service providers. Commissioner Shujau proposed a review of regulations for providing 24-hour security to State officials, stating that the current approach involves security based on threat assessments.
Despite initial reports suggesting PG Shameem had voluntarily let go of his security detail, the Commissioner clarified that security had been provided following a threat assessment related to a court case. It was discontinued only after the threat was deemed over.
In response to the attack, PG Shameem’s security has been reinforced, with additional bodyguards deployed. Acting Head of Police Crime Investigation Department, Superintendent of Police Ahmed Naafiz, highlighted that PG Shameem did not have a bodyguard at the time of the attack, choosing to forgo security at his discretion.
Commissioner Shujau emphasized that the attack was premeditated and well-planned to conceal the identities of the perpetrators. He assured that the police would not tolerate such acts and declared the investigation a high-priority matter. As the situation unfolds, questions regarding the safety of government officials and the efficacy of security measures are likely to come under scrutiny.