Former President Mohamed has stressed that he had never asked anyone to resort to violence or unrest despite the ongoing Police investigation into the allegations that he had incited aggression against the Police.
Police have summoned Nasheed for the probe into the recorded phone call of the former President who is heard saying that he wishes to “deploy people to fight the police.”
The audio recording of the phone call between Nasheed and Machchangoalhi-north MP Mariya Ahmed Didi publicized by Police last week had been on May 29, at the time when Police were searching Usfasgandu area being used by Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to hold its political activities.
In response to a question from Haveeru, in a SMS Nasheed said that the “allegations made by the Police are tainted with politics.” However, he added that he would attend the Police station and face the allegations.
Haveeru has found that the letter sent to Nasheed had requested his presence at the Police station at 10.00 Thursday morning. Police media official had confirmed Nasheed’s summoning but had not disclosed any details.
Nasheed also detailed knowledge of the devious plot to associate the murder of the on duty Police officer Lance Corporal Adam Haleem with MDP. He added that despite such conniving efforts, the fact that the incident had no affiliation with MDP has now been confirmed.
“The current allegations are also intended to create hatred between us and the entire Police force,” Nasheed said.
The former President further stressed that Police officers responsible for the “coup” that overthrew his government must be brought to justice. He added that MDP would not let up in highlighting that point.
When asked whether the publicized audio was authentic, without responding directly Nasheed reiterated “I have never asked anyone to resort to violence or aggression.” However, MP Mariya had admitted that her conversation between Nasheed had been private.
During the three minute conversation, Mariya is heard informing Nasheed that Police were using pepper spray to disperse protesters and that a letter had been delivered asking to vacate the Usfasgandu area by 10.00 that night (May 29). She added that the scheduled MDP National Congress adjacent to the site could not be held due to a lack of quorum. Mariya also detailed that the area can only be vacated when given access by the Police and the refusal to do so was quite amusing. Then Mariya is heard asking Nasheed his opinion on the next course of action.
“What more can be done? I honestly don’t know what option remains in the matter?” Nasheed is heard saying.
Next Nasheed says “I think if we can find the people, to bring them out to fight.” In response Mariya questions “between both parties?”
“If we can find such people I feel we should deploy people to fight. To find a group from Male who are willing to fight and bring them out to fight the police” the former President says.