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“Gang violence is not a police problem” says Assistant Commissioner of Police

Minivan News published:
According to the assistant commissioner of police tackling gang violence is “not a police problem” and there are limits to investigate gang-related crime. He made this comment after the deputy home minister Abdhullah Waheed described Samir's murder “basically a police matter”. Husnu Suood, a well-known human rights lawyer, argues that the police are putting the “blame on others”. “Police responsibility is to try and prevent anything that could happen…but we can’t do everything" said the Assistant Commissioner. Police says that due to the lack of legislation, it is difficult for police to detain criminals. "Until there are laws for us, our job is difficult.” He says it is near impossible to prosecute, even with DNA evidence, because of the absence of an Evidence Act. “Even a video of the incident is not enough, there’s no protection for eye witnesses and who wants to give evidence if there’s no protection for them,” he said.lice Service, President Nasheed (Anni),
Empty promises and irresponsible government senior officials - Is this how "Aneh Dhivehi Raajje" is meant to be? This government certainly is becoming a “cat-and-mouse” game now. Whose problem is this? Who is going to put an end to the gang violence? Who is going to protect the citizens? If the Police and Home Ministry cannot come to an understanding and figure out a solution to this crisis, President Nasheed (Anni) better find capable people and replace this mess he made appointing inept personnel for highly accountable posts.

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