Police Deputy Commissioner announces resignation

Mohamed Rishwan, the Deputy Commissioner of police in the Maldives, has announced his decision to resign from his post today.

In responding to news of the resignation, president thanked Rishwan for his work in the role.

Speaking to local media about the decision, Rishwan said his resignation was based solely on wanting to spend more time with his family.

Back in February, Rishwan was reported to have been temporarily suspended from his duties after allegedly failing to follow orders regarding a dispute over taking control of the Thulusdhoo Atoll Council’s office.

The alleged suspension by the government was criticised by a number of political parties at the time.