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Supreme Court Judge files case against five JSC members

Shahudha Mohamed
17 June 2019, MVT 16:48
Supreme Court Justice Abdulla Didi. PHOTO: MIHAARU FILES
Shahudha Mohamed
17 June 2019, MVT 16:48

Supreme Court Judge Abdulla Didi on Sunday night filed a case at Maldives Police Service against five members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

A Police spokesperson stated the case, filed via letter, is currently being evaluated to determine whether it requires a criminal investigation.

No further details regarding the case, including the nature of accusations and the members implicated, were disclosed.

JSC recently issued an order to suspend Judge Didi on the basis that the Police had informed the commission of an ongoing investigating regarding the Supreme Court judge.

Police and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) have denied that any such investigation was being conducted.

JSC consists of 10 members including Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed, Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath and President of Civil Service Commission Dr Ali Shameem. The aforementioned members are granted an automatic seat on the commission due to their respective positions.

The remaining members are parliamentary representative Thulhaadhoo MP Hisaan Hussain, Supreme Court representative Abdulla Areef, High Court representative Abdul Rauf Ibrahim, President's representative Masthoor Husny, the Parliament's citizen representative Abdul Hannan Ahmed, Mohamed Easaafulhu who represents the Magistrate Courts, and Latheefa Gasim who was elected by the licensed lawyers of Maldives

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