Fayyaz summoned to police on suspicions of profiting from RDC corruption

MDP's Chairperson, former Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail. (Photo/MDP)

Main opposition MDP’s chairperson, former Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail has been summoned by the police for questioning on suspicion of profiting from Road Development Corporation (RDC) corruption.

Fayyaz, in a post on X, shared the summons he received from the police.

As per the summons, he is suspected of gaining financial profit from the funds misappropriated from RDC that were transferred to senior officials of the company in addition to other individuals linked to the company.

In his post, Fayyaz described the allegations as the start of a series of baseless and political allegations. He also described RDC’s alleged corruption as a “baseless case”.

“I can confidently say that I have not anything that warrants any suspicion towards me. I will provide my full cooperation even if this is an investigation initiated for political purposes. I also call upon the government to cease using national organizations to implement political campaigns,” he said.

Police have previously stated monies were transferred from the personal accounts of RDC employees to the companies owned by senior government officials or their personal accounts as well. These transactions included 216 transfers into a single bank account; which is actually related to several different individuals.