3 more arrested from operation in Maduvvari

Police officers raid residences linked with religious extremists in R. Maduvvari on December 18, 2019. (Photo/Maduvvari Online)

Three more people have been arrested by Police from the special operation against extremism underway R. Maduvvari. 

Police stated that three Maldivian men aged 22, 26 and 28 were arrested from Maduvvari yesterday.

Three people had also been arrested previously from the operation. They were remanded to custody for 10 days on December 29, 2019. 

The operation in Maduvvari was commenced on December 18.

The police, in a statement announcing the commencement of the special operation in Maduvvari, had said that it was a crackdown to counter religious extremism, religious separatism, denial of constitutional rights and exploitation of women and children, and spread of pro-terror propaganda and recruitment of locals for terrorist organizations in R. Maduvvari.

So far Police have arrested six individuals and searched six boats from the island.