Two suspects arrested for attack on MP Jabir

Kaashidhoo MP Abdulla Jabir (C) travels to AA. Mathiveri on September 21, 2021.

Police have arrested two suspects believed to have attacked Kaashidhoo MP Abdulla Jabir in clashes between the politician and a group of local residents in AA. Mathiveri earlier this week. 

A police spokesperson told Sun two suspects were arrested under court order in connection to the case last Wednesday night. 

The suspects were identified as a 19-year-old male and a 42-year-old male. 

According to local residents who spoke to Sun, Jabir was attacked by a group of angry young men when travelled to Mathiveri on Tuesday evening.  

Jabir was taken into protective custody by the police in response to the incident. 

While some locals claimed Jabir was attacked, Mathiveri Council’s president Ahmed Aslam told Sun Jabir was not injured, and denied any such incident took place. 

An angry Jabir claimed at the parliamentary sitting on Wednesday morning that there were members of the international terror network ISIS operating in Mathiveri. 

He said that it was not safe for any Maldivian to travel to Mathiveri.