Police training program resumes after suspension

Maldives Police Service has said the basic police training program at the National College of Policing and Law Enforcement -- the police training center in Addu City-- was suspended for four days due to trainees falling ill.

The police said this in response to inquiries by AVAS regarding allegations by families of some trainees that several participants of the training program are being treated in a hospital due to illness. Some of the families of the trainees allege that they fell ill due to poor hygiene of the food served to them.

In a message sent by police media to AVAS, MPS said the college had to suspend the basic training program for four days due to health problems among trainees. Although two trainees are currently admitted at the Equatorial Hospital in Addu Hospital, training has now resumed, the message said.

The police did not comment on the food poisoning allegations.