Police Integrity Commission has claimed that large parts of its investigation into the events between February 6-9 in Male and Addu has been completed.
The Commission detailed that its probe includes the incidents in Male from February 6-8 and the events in Addu from February 8-9, where it is investigating the role and conduct of police during the unrest within the period.
The statement came at a time when opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has taken to the streets in protest claiming that the police brutality and major offenses during that period have not been investigated.
Since June 8, MDP has continued protests in the streets of Male every night.
President of the Commission Shahindha Ismail detailed that its investigation had included February 9 following complaints of brutal arrests and beatings by police in Addu after the protest on February 8.
She further confirmed that prominent officers of the police were being summoned for the investigation into the events leading up to and following the transfer of power on February 7. Haveeru has learned that several statements of police officers have already been taken by the Commission in relation to the events.
Integrity Commission has made an announcement for the public to come forward with any witness accounts, photos and videos of the events to the Commission before June 19.