Mohamed Jamsheed and Ahmed Mohamed – both of whom were appointed Assistant Commissioner of Police during former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom – have been sent notice of termination.
The move comes after the Police Board recommended their dismissal in August.
Though the Police Board recommended the dismissal of seven top police officials, Sun has been informed the Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed no other officials have been sent termination notices so far, except for Mohamed Jamsheed and Ahmed Mohamed.
A police official told Sun that according to the notice, the termination process will begin on November 10.
The decision comes two months after the Police Board made its recommendation.
The Police Board made the decision to dismiss the seven top police officers under the Police Service Act passed last year. The other 5 officials on the list are:
ACP Mohamed Jamsheed had been a member of the presidential commission which investigated the explosion on board the presidential speedboat ‘Finifenma’ in 2015. He also headed the Police Intelligence Department during Yameen’s administration.
ACP Ahmed Mohamed, meanwhile, had headed the Crime Command during Yameen’s administration.
The Police Board was established in April, after the Police Service Act, which was ratified in December last year, took effect in March.
The board has the authority to decide whether commissioned officers ranked higher than Superintendent of Police, with the exception of Commissioner of Police, accussed of or reported for excessive use of force, inhumane acts or corruption are capable of undertaking their duties.
The law states that decisions by the board must be sent to the Commissioner of Police for implementation.