MNDF deny informing Nasheed regarding police surveillance

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) has stated that the authority did not inform former president Mohamed Nasheed that he was being shadowed by the police.

Speaking at MDP's National Council Sunday night, Nasheed said he was notified by MNDF three nights ago that the police were shadowing him. The current Speaker of the parliament claimed it is entirely possible that the police or MPS may do such a thing.

However, MNDF said they did not notify Nasheed that he was under police surveillance.

MNDF said they continue to do all that is necessary to ensure the security and protection of all parties on whom provision of security is mandated by the law. Any dangers posed on an individual is duly assessed, and security is provided based on the level of the threat, said MNDF.

"We have not identified that there are any threats to Speaker Nasheed's safety. While no such complaints have been submitted, we assure that if any such issues are brought to our attention by either his family, social media or any other means, we will look into it and take appropriate safety precautions", said MNDF.

The police have issued a similar statement, however, it did not deny that Nasheed was shadowed by the authority.