The West Henveyru MP, Hassan Latheef criticized the government over the lack of progress in retrieving Luthufee and said that its the police duty to keep the public up to date.
Luthufee had been residing in the Maldivian Embassy in Sri Lanka since May. He is wanted by the Interpol for being the mind behind the November 3, 1988 siege against the Maldives. He was sentenced to life in prison but departed overseas due to medical reasons on January 16, 2010, during the presidency of former President and current Parliamentary Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.
President and top governmental figures including President Nasheed have been accused by Home Minister Umar Naseer for knowing about Luthufee’s stay in the Embassy, as well as of their attempt to protect him and keep him.
According to Foreign ministry efforts in bringing in, Luthufee were being delayed, due to several legal conditions that had to be fulfilled beforehand.