Raajje TV audio was fabricated: MNDF

Mar 23, 2012 - 03:22 1 comment
  • Police discover beer cans during the raid of the MDP protest camp in surfers point area on March 19, 2012. PHOTO/ IBRAHIM FAID

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) yesterday refuted the audio of an alleged officer of the military telecast by RaajjeTV with regard to the dismantling of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) protest camps in the surfers point area by security forces on Monday.

In a statement, MNDF claimed that the audio was believed to have been dubbed and altered.

"We condemn such actions to undermine and tarnish the image of the military by various persons. We assure the people that the military is dedicated to serve and protect the nation, its people and the constitution of the Maldives," statement read.

The person claiming to be a military officer, had stated in the audio that the beer and alcohol discovered from the MDP protest camp had been planted by the security forces. 

He also claimed that the alcohol had been placed in boxes to make it look like it belonged to MDP supporters and had also been cold when it had been brought in during the raid of the camp.

A high ranking official of RaajjeTV had dismissed the statement by the MNDF and stressed that the audio had been of a military officer and it was authentic.

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