Attack on Police officers: two suspects remanded till end of trial

Close-up of Maldives Police Service uniform. (Sun File Photo)

The Criminal Court on Saturday ordered to detain two suspects involved in the attack on Police officers near Euro Store, Majeedhee Magu in Male’ City.

The two suspects were arrested following the incident, late Friday morning at approximately 11:50 am.

Police revealed that three officers sustained injuries of various degrees, and one officer was taken to ADK Hospital for treatment.

Addressing the incident, Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, on Friday, stated that the attack on police officers would be investigated as a serious matter.

“We have arrested 2 assailants & will arrest all those who were involved. I have instructed teams to take swift actions on this matter. Violence against police officers will be taken very seriously,” he stressed.

CP Hameed detailed in his tweet that members of a known crime group assaulted the officers during their off-duty hours. He said that officers worked in the Drug Enforcement Department.

A video showing the attack on police officers had gone viral on social media. In the video, police officers are shown carrying a motorist who had fallen off a motorcycle to an ambulance