Maldives Police Service has denied spying on former President Mohamed Nasheed.
Nasheed, who is also the speaker of the parliament, accused the police of spying on him on Sunday night, while speaking at the National Congress of the Maldivian Democratic Party .
“Three days ago I was informed by the Maldives National Defence Force that the police are spying on me. It might be that the policemen were acting on their own but it is also quite possible that these men have orders,” Nasheed said.
Nasheed’s accusation comes when two members of the police force are accused of spying on the beheaded journalist Rilwan Ahmed and attempting to forge his passport.
The former president suggested that the police might use the intelligence on him to commit a crime, mirroring Rilwan case.
“They might [use the intelligence from spying on me] to achieve an alternate result,” Nasheed stated.
However, in a statement released on Monday, the police denied Nasheed’s accusation. The MNDF also denied informing Nasheed about “police spies”.
The security forces also assured that threat level towards Nasheed has not risen therefore not requiring ground surveillance.