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JSC to probe 3 top court judges including chief justice

Fathmath Shaahunaz
11 July 2019, MVT 12:15
(R-L): Chief Justice Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi, Judge Ahmed Areef, Judge Adam Mohamed Abdulla, and Judge Abdulla Didi of the Supreme Court. PHOTO/MIHAARU
Fathmath Shaahunaz
11 July 2019, MVT 12:15

Judicial Service Commission (JSC) decided Wednesday to look into two complaints received regarding three justices of the Supreme Court.

The judges in question are Chief Justice Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi and judges Abdulla Areef and Adam Mohamed Abdulla. Of the three, Judge Areef is the top court representative to JSC and the president of the commission.

JSC did not disclose details of the complaints submitted.

The three justices were the ones who later revoked the Supreme Court's landmark ruling of February 1, 2018, to free political prisoners. They annulled the order after then-Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and then-Judge Ali Hameed were arrested during the state of emergency announced in the wake of the ruling.

Subsequently, judges Abdul Ghani Mohamed and Abdulla Didi of the High Court were transferred to the apex court bench, while Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi was appointed as the Chief Justice.

Judge Abdulla Didi is currently suspended amidst an ongoing police investigation over serious corruption allegations. JSC has also filed at the parliament to dismiss him from the post.

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