The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has declared false the swirling allegations of government-planned attacks in the backdrop of the lead-up to the second-round run-off of the presidential elections on 30 September.

“Based on the information and intelligence of the security services, it is believed that this is an unfounded story spread to create anxiety and fear among the people and achieve a political objective,” the Police said.

The agency assured that no security services had received any such information, despite some media reports suggesting that the government was planning to carry out attacks on government officials and foreigners living in the Maldives.

Police have made inquiries and sought clarification on the issue but have not found sufficient evidence to prove the information is valid, the agency said.