Senior officer sues police for compensation of medical costs for injuries on Feb 7

Superintendent Adhnan Anees has sued the Maldives Police Service seeking compensation for medical treatment of injuries sustained after mutinying police officers allegedly attacked him in Republic Square and inside police headquarters on February 7.

Anees’s lawyer Abdulla Shair told Minivan News that Superintendent Anees was struck multiple times with a wooden chair while he was inside police headquarters, and had suffered a fractured arm.

Shair said that his client received serious injuries and was still undergoing medical treatment. He noted that the Police Act obliged the institution to take responsibility for any injuries sustained by an officer while on duty.

“They have to take the responsibility because he was on duty at the time and was inside police headquarters,” Shair added.

Similar incidents were also highlighted in the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s ‘coup report’ co-authored by former Defence Minister Ameen Faisal and Environment Minister Ahmed Aslam.

The report stated that mutinying police officers attacked senior officers inside police headquarters on the morning of February 7 while a large number of officers were protesting at Republic Square.

The attack was carried out by police officers outside police headquarters on the instructions of Police Superintendent Abdulla Nawaz and Sub-Inspector Azeem Waheed, according to the MDP’s report.

The report stated that Corporal Ahmed Vikram ‘Viki’ hit Superintendent Anees with a wooden chair in the back, and struck Anees in the genitals with his legs.

Anees was then taken upstairs to the third floor of police headquarters and locked inside the Drug Enforcement Department’s storage room, along with Deputy Commissioner Ismail Atheef and Superintendent Ibrahim Manik, the report said.

According to the report, mutinying police officers subsequently broke open the door of the storage room and again attacked the three senior officers, before taking them downstairs.

Chief Superintendent Mohamed Jinah, head of police drug unit, was pictured handcuffed on a launch. He was reported to have been beaten up by rogue police officers before being taken to Dhoonidhoo Detention Centre along with several other senior officers.

Superintendent 'Lady' Ibrahim Manik assaulted outside police HQ

A picture showing an attack on Superintendent of Police Ibrahim Manik was also included in the Ameen-Aslam report. Manik was struck on the head using an extendable steel baton, by a man identified as Corporal Waseem from Police Special Operations (SO).


5 thoughts on “Senior officer sues police for compensation of medical costs for injuries on Feb 7”

  1. Anees should also file a different case against the corporal who attacked him. The police integrity commission should also investigate into this matter, should seek an answer the reason why corporal ahmed vikram attacked the superintendent Anees. There should be no acceptable reason for a corporal to disobey a superintendent, not to mention beating him in uniform inside the police headquarters. The investigation should be also on others who helped Ahmed vikram carrying his action or observing it without doing much to stop it.

  2. Why you just don't believe dictators regime ? There was no coup, and there have not been brutalities of police, they did not sexually abuse women detainees, they did not torture prisoners ... it's all fabricated by the enemies of Islam ?
    Oh, not like that ?

  3. The police have consistently denied claims that senior police officers were assualted. Makes you think what else they are willing to lie about.

  4. @Shiraz,Its all fabricated. Thats what they say.
    The only people who has the facts are cowards and criminals and are hiding behind cowardish shields.
    Even Mr Adaalath does'nt want to speak the truth. They only want to investigate wether Anni had intensions to blow the Islamique Center and build a church. Does'nt they know that quaran said "INNA BAUZH AZZANNI ISMUN FAG-THANIBOOH".
    For Gods sake give the people a break.

  5. Such cases should be registered under medical compensation. their should be provision of hefty fines on such people who make such things happen.One option can be like that the overall medical bill should be bear by the culprit officer and in this medical lawyer can be very vital to prove these things in court.


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