The remand period of Is’haq and Fahumy Ali arrested in connection to the IED attack targeting Parliament Speaker, former President Mohamed Nasheed on May 6, has been extended once again.
Their remand was extended by the Criminal Court, during a hearing held yesterday.
In this regard, Ishaq’s remand has been extended by an additional 10 days – whereas Fahumy’s remand has been extended by an additional 15 days.
Whilst the remand period of the Is’haq and Fahumy was extended yesterday – the Prosecutor General’s Office have also filed charges against both of them in connection to the attack.
Is’haq is being charged with participating in an act of terrorism, conspiracy to carry out an act of terrorism and aiding in the transportation of explosives under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Prior to this, the Police have stated that they believe Is’haq to be amongst those who played a key role in planning the attack. They also suspect him of playing a key role in preparing Ahmed Adhuham Rasheed – the man who detonated the bomb with a remote-controlled device – for the attack.
Fahumy is being charged with participating in an act of terrorism under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
MAY 6 ATTACK
A homemade remote-controlled IED was strapped to motorcycle parked nearby Nasheed’s residence, and was detonated at 08:27 pm on May 6, just as Nasheed, 54, exited his residence and went to get in his car. Nasheed was thrown to the ground and sustained multiple shrapnel wounds, while three members of his security detail and two bystanders sustained minor wounds.
Police have arrested 10 suspects in connection to the case. They are:
The police had requested the Prosecutor General’s Office for charges against 5 suspects – Adhuham, Mujaz, Thahmeen, Haisham and Fathih.
Charges against four of the suspects were filed on August 3 – Adhuham, Mujaz, Thahmeen, Haisham.
Prosecutor General's Office decided against filing charges against Fathih, citing lack of sufficient evidence. Subsequently, he has been released from police custody on August 6.
The Prosecutor General’s Office filed charges against additional three suspects on September – Is’haq, Fahumy and Nazim.