Man who threatened to bomb Indian embassy remanded for 7 days

Armed MNDF officers guard the entrance to the Indian High Commission in Male' City on August 29, 2020. (Sun Photo/Ibrahim Misbah)

Mohamed Inaad, who was arrested for threatening to bomb the High Commission of India in the Maldives, has been remanded for seven days by the court.

Inaad, 42, was arrested under a court order on July 3, for threatening to bomb the Indian High Commission.

Maldives Police Service confirmed that when presented before the court for his remand hearing today, Inaadh was remanded in jail for seven days.

This case is being investigated further by the Serious and Organized Crime Department of Maldives Police Service.

The Disciplinary Committee of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) announced last night that Inaad would be removed from his position as a member of the party due to the ongoing case against him.

Security measures at the Indian High Commission and the Embassy of China situated in the Maldives have been increased due to bomb threats to the Indian High Commission made on social media in addition to plans to protest in front of the Chinese Embassy – upon the request of both missions with the Foreign Ministry.