Following the Police Board’s proposal to dismiss seven senior officers in August, Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed handed letters of termination to Assistant Commissioner of Police Mohamed Jamsheed and Assistant Commissioner of Police Ahmed Mohamed on Thursday.
The new Maldives Police Service Act requires the Police Board, within four months of its formation, to make a recommendation on the dismissal of commissioned officers above superintendent rank, except the police commissioner, based on whether they have been reported to any government organization or a commission for abuse of power, committing inhumane acts, or corruption.
Using the authority granted to it by the new police statute, the Board recommended to the police commissioner in August that seven senior officers be removed.
The police commissioner has the authority to enforce the Board’s decision under the Act, although the legislation does not provide a time frame for doing so.
The Police Board reportedly recommended the dismissal of Assistant Commissioner of Police Faruhadh Fikury, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ahmed Mohamed, Assistant Commissioner of Police Mohamed Jamsheed, Chief Superintendent of Police Abdulla Shareef, Chief Superintendent of Police Ahmed Shuhaadh, Superintendent of Police Mohamed Dawood, and Superintendent of Police Ismail Shameem.
According to sources, out of the seven policemen, Jamsheed and Mohamed have been handed termination letters that are due on October 10, but no decision has been made on the sacking of the remaining five officers.
After the Police Board recommended the dismissal of top police officials, Naifaru MP Ahmed Shiyam and former defence minister and current Dhangethi MP Mohamed Nazim filed a complaint with the People’s Majlis Committee on National Security Services, also known as the 241 Committee.
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