Maldives Police Service continues the probe relating to the case by Presidential Commission on Enforced Murders and Disappearance on the murder of Miniwan News journalist Ahmed Rilwan.
During Wednesday's search, police first entered Maafannu Lagoon View.
The house is the residence of Ismail Abdul Raheem Adam, who was deported to Maldives after being apprehended on the Syria-Turkey border whilst en route to join the civil war in Syria.
No suspects have yet been arrested since the police began their investigation yesterday. However, some were taken into police custody last night and then released sometime later. According to police, nine places were searched in last nights operation, both in Addu and capital Male' City.
Police began the special search operation after receiving heavy criticism from the public when the Presidential Commission on Enforced Murders and Disappearance released a report on Rilwan's murder case. The report revealed names of suspects whom have not yet been arrested, thus directing the condemnation of the people towards the government.
It is noteworthy that President Ibrahim Mohamed, while speaking to the press last Monday, had stated that action will soon be taken against those responsible in the case.
A search operation has also commenced at sea. Although the police confirmed the probe at sea, they did not disclose further details regarding it.
Meanwhile President of the Presidential Commission on Enforced Murders and Disappearance Husnu Suood had revealed aspects of the report at a press conference on September 1. On September 2 he met with the Parliament Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed and disclosed the detailed report on the case. After which Nasheed shared the detailed report with the parliamentary group
leaders and carried a debate regarding the report.
Speaking on the report, Husnu Suood stated that the evidence received by the commission shows that Rilwan was murdered by a group of Maldivian terrorists with extremist religious views. They had been threatening Rilwan for a long time before his murder took place.
Suood said Rilwan was murdered after being forced into a car near his residence in Hulhumale, taken on board a dinghy and forced onto another vessel at sea. However, he said the witness statements received on the case are not sufficient enough to implicate the suspects. He also stated that two police officers had attempted to indicate that Rilwan died in Syria.
Rilwan disappeared during August 2014. Although three were charged in Rilwan's case, and hearings were carried out on two of them, none of them were proven guilty of the charge.