16 Individuals to be Tagged Under MoniCon Order

Maldives Police Service has requested authorities to put ankle monitors on 16 individuals accused of major and multiple criminal offenses under the MoniCon order.

Police spokesperson Superintendent Ahmed Shifan reported that that the Police have received official notice and confirmation that tagging of 16 suspects under the suggested list will commence on Thursday. Ahmed Shifan did not reveal the identities of the 16 individuals.

“After looking into suspects charged with criminal offenses and those who cannot be kept in custody, we’ve sent the information of 16 individuals, who we believe should be monitored, to the processor. We’ve submitted all the documents from our side,”

Gang violence has resulted in several deaths in capital Male, amidst which Minister of Home Affairs Azleen Ahmed had announced that the government will recommence tagging of dangerous suspects under the MoniCon order of the Anti-Terrorism Act.