The Police Integrity Commission (PIC) has said that no charges can be pressed against police in relation to the alleged attack against Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MP Abdullah Jabir.
In November 2012, police carried out a ‘special’ operation on the island of Hodaidhoo in Haa Dhaal Atoll following reports that drugs and alcohol were being consumed.
Despite a complaint filed by Jabir’s brother, Ibrahim Shiham, claiming that there is sufficient evidence proving that police beat Jabir in the arrest, the PIC decided that the case could not be sent to the Prosecutor General’s (PG) office for criminal prosecution, local media reported.
Shiham’s complaint states that proof exists of police brutality during the arrests, as a medical report from ADK Hospital notes that Jabir had sustained injuries, and a video of the police operation shows a police officer kicking Jabir in the head, local media reported.
The PIC said that the because the face of the officer in the video could not be seen, nor his name, the PIC cannot forward to case to the PG’s office.
Jabir told local media that he now plans to file a case in the Civil Court against the police.