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Police operation concludes with zero arrests

Shahudha Mohamed
12 September 2019, MVT 11:12
A police officer during the special operations conducted to aid the investigations of presidential Commission on Investigation of Murders and Enforced Disappearances. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/ MIHAARU
Shahudha Mohamed
12 September 2019, MVT 11:12

Maldives Police Service, on Wednesday night, concluded the special operation conducted as part of the presidential Commission on Investigation of Murders and Enforced Disappearances' probe.

A total of 17 residences and 11 persons were searched during the operation.

Currently, 27 cases are under investigation at the commission, established by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to solve cold cases and ensure justice for the victims and their families.

The commission revealed detailed information about missing journalist Ahmed Rilwan's case on September 1.

According to Police, inspections were carried out in capital Male' and Addu City in accordance with the court orders issued upon the commission's request. Police also conducted part of the operation at sea.

However, since it was a raid operation, Police reported that no arrests were made.

Ahmed Agleel (Kid) of Feydhoo, Addu Atoll, who arranged the vessel aboard which Rilwan was taken after his abduction per the commission's draft report on the missing journalist's case, was taken under police custody during the operation.

He was apprehended in Addu and released on Wednesday night after Police took his statement in addition to confiscating his mobile phone and laptop.

"We have concluded the operation with the inspection of all the locations and persons on the court orders requested by the commission", Police Spokesperson Izmia Zahir confirmed.

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