After the government’s decision to let former Vice president Ahmed Adeeb, to travel abroad for medical treatment, the parliament has started a discussion regarding the remainder of his sentence and a discussion on the significance of that decision.
The probe is being carried out by the National Security and Foreign Affairs counsel of the parliament.
For the investigation, the commissioner of police, commissioner of prison and home minister along with heads of immigration were summoned to the parliament to provide necessary insight and information regarding the remainder Adeeb’s sentence and the issues surrounding his release for medical treatment. However, when questioned about the remainder of the sentence, the Commissioner of Prisons was not able to answer the questions put forward by the parliamentary committee.
He stated that he was not prepared to answer that question and he did not know he would be questioned about the duration of the sentence, however, he is sure that the dates circulating in the media are a definite false and made up. When questioned after the meeting he stated that it was a right if the convicted person to keep the dates if his sentence private although he has no issue in submitting related documents to the parliament upon official request at his commission and will do so accordingly.
The charges against Adeeb have been dropped and High Court has dismissed the terrorism charge against him for the explosion in the president’s launch and ordered the case to recommence in a lower court. Speculators believe adeeb would be found innocent.