Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) deputy Parliamentary group leader and Thoddoo constituency MP Ali Waheed and Galolhu-south constituency MP Ahmed Mahloof are being prosecuted charged with stymieing the duties of the Police.
An official of the Prosecutor General’s (PG) office detailed that Mahloof and Ali Waheed are being charged for removing the police barricades near Muliaage on March 25, 2010 and obstructing police personnel. Both MPs are being charged under Article 75 of the Police Act which is impeding the duty of a police officer, official added.
Mahloof and Ali Waheed had been prosecuted for the same offence earlier. However, the charges were withdrawn by the PG to be fair for failing to charge some MDP activists for barging into the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
The official further added that the case against the two MPs had been forwarded to the Criminal Court on July 16 for prosecution along with the case of forceful entry into CSC.