Police have made additional two arrests in connection to the mob attack on the event held at the national football stadium on June 21, to mark World Yoga Day.
The suspects were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively – under court orders.
At their remand hearing, one of the suspects was remanded in custody for seven days whilst the other was remanded in custody for 30 days.
The yoga event, organized by the Indian Cultural Center and the Sports Ministry, was held on the morning of June 21, and was attended by dozens of participants, foreign ambassadors including Indian High Commissioner Munu Mahawar, diplomats, and government officials.
A mob of angry protestors had stormed the stadium, and threatened and assaulted some of the participants, and destroyed property.
Police arrested over 20 suspects in connection to the mob attack on the event, including top PPM politician, former MP Mohamed Ismail, local Islamic scholars Sheikh Adam Nishan and Sheikh Mohamed Fazloon. Some suspects, including Sheikh Fazloon, have since been released.