Investigations begin as allegations surface that the secret testimonies given by witnesses in the trials of opposition political leaders were leaked by the Criminal Court.
In a press conference, police said they take the matter very seriously and will conduct an investigation. Other than this, neither police nor the court made any further comment on the issue.
Quoting a Criminal Court employee, the media reported that the staffs of the court were informed that action will be taken against the perpetrator in the alleged testimony leak.
VNews understands the employees were informed of this during a meeting held for the staff and senior heads of Criminal Court on Tuesday.
When the secret testimonies against the two justices of Supreme Court and former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, all charged with attempting a coup, were leaked, many witnesses had retracted their testimonies and refused to testify.
The secret witnesses include judges of Criminal Court and Civil Court, senior police officers and people from the public.
Meanwhile the opposition has repeatedly stated that the charges against the justices, Gayoom, MPs and others are politically motivated. The international community has also called on the Maldives government to retract the charges and release those jailed, and to implement the February 1 Supreme Court ruling.