May 6 attack: Home Minister Imran Abdulla summoned to 241 committee

Home Minister Imran Abdulla has been summoned for questioning by the Parliament's Committee on National Security Services regarding the May 6 attack that targeted Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.

AVAS has learnt that the Home Minister was summoned to the committee on Saturday. While all meetings regarding the committee inquiry into the attack take place behind closed doors, details of Saturday's meeting are unknown.

Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed and several other top police officers were previously summoned by the committee for questioning. Additionally, Chief of Defence Force Major General Abdulla Shamal and other senior officials were also summoned to the committee. Central Bank's Governor Ali Hashim, Planning Minister Mohamed Aslam, and President Nasheed's SPG bodyguards were also summoned to the committee. However, Defence Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi has not been summoned to date.

Nasheed was taken to ADK Hospital in Maldives' capital Male' on the night of May 6 after he sustained serious injuries in an explosion near his residence in Male'. According to the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF), the blast occurred when an IED strapped to a motorcycle was detonated. Multiple critical surgeries were performed on Nasheed at ADK Hospital, and he is currently recuperating from his injuries in Germany.

Several MPs from main-ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to which Nasheed belongs to, continues to accuse the government of hindering the parliament inquiry. However, both President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the Committee's Chairperson Mohamed Aslam have denied the allegations.