MC Hameed officially appointed Commissioner of Police

Mohamed Hameed (MC Hameed) (L) receives his letter of appointment as Commissioner of Police from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (R) in a function held at the President's Office on March 26, 2019. (Photo/President's Office)

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Hameed (MC Hameed) – who had been serving as Acting Commissioner of Police – has been officially appointed to the post of Commissioner of Police.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih appointed Hameed to the post of CP under Article 52 (b) of the Police Act in a function held at the President’s Office this Tuesday morning.

Hameed was promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Police and appointed Acting Commissioner of Police on December 12, 2018, following the dismissal of former CP Hamdhoon Rasheed.

Hameed was working as Head of Intelligence when he was dismissed from the Maldives Police Service for leaking classified information in 2012.

He had won a wrongful termination suit at the Civil Court, but the ruling was overturned by the High Court which sided with the State.

His first attempt to appeal the verdict was rejected by the Supreme Court, but the court accepted the case when he filed an appeal a second time and ruled in favor of the original Civil Court verdict and overruled the High Court verdict on December 2, 2018.

He was reinstated to the MPS, and appointed ACP and Head of Intelligence on December 4, 2018.

Mohamed Hameed (MC Hameed) (R) is appointed Assistant Commissioner of Police by then-Commissioner of Police, Hamdhoon Rasheed (L) on December 4, 2018. (File Photo/Maldives Police Service)

Hameed is brother-in-law of First Lady Fazna Ahmed.