The Criminal Court on Sunday extended the remand for the Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) activist arrested on suspicion of threatening to bomb the Indian High Commission in the Maldives.
According to the court, the ruling on his remand was not published on the court's website as police requested to keep the hearing confidential.
However, it was confirmed that the suspect's remand was extended by a period of seven days.
The suspect, Mohamed Inad, was a candidate representing MDP in the primaries for the 2019 parliamentary election. He has numerous posts in support of former President and incumbent Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed on his Facebook profile.
Regarding his arrest, MDP has decided to remove Inad from the party. The party released a statement that declaring that considering the police investigation into Mohamed Inad after his arrest on suspicion of threatening to bomb the Indian High Commission, the party has decided on his removal from MDP.