The report of events leading up to the transfer of power on February 7 published by two members of the previous administration, former National Security Advisor Ameen Faisal and former Housing Minister Mohamed Aslam has been sent to the Prosecutor General and the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI)
Aslam alleged that many police and military officers had committed several criminal offences on February 7, while noting that no institution had investigated the offences although four months had passed since the regime change.
Highlighting the fact that the criminal offences committed by the police and the military had been included in the report, Aslam detailed that Article 223 (f) of the Constitution afforded the authority to the PG to issue an order to investigate any allegations of criminal offences. The report had been forwarded to the PG to ease his constitutional obligation.
Under the powers and responsibilities of the Prosecutor General Article 223 (f) affords the authority “to order any investigation that he deems desirable into complaints of criminal activity or into any other criminal activity of which he becomes aware.”
“We have forwarded the criminal offences of the security forces with the help of the report to facilitate the PG’s constitutional obligation,” Aslam added.
He further claimed that the report had been forwarded to CNI as they had found several discrepancies between the “CNI timeline” of events leading up to the transfer of power and their own assessment and study of the same.
“We found many discrepancies in the timeline issued by CoNI. We have noted attempts to fabricate and alter the true events,” Aslam stressed.
The former Housing Minister expressed hope that the CNI would find the report useful in their ongoing investigations into the transition of government.
The report by Aslam and Ameen had included detailed level of involvement of opposition political parties and the security forces to topple the government. The report had also entailed names and rankings of police and military officers in the alleged “coup.”