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JSC probes eight judges over disciplinary matters

Ahmed Aiham
08 October 2019, MVT 14:30
Members of the Judicial Service Commission during the public trial which led to the sacking of then Supreme Court judge Abdulla Didi. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI / MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
08 October 2019, MVT 14:30

Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Monday announced its decision to investigate eight cases submitted to the commission in September.

Statistics released by the commission revealed that 66 out of 73 cases submitted were accepted for further investigation, out of which JSC decided to probe eight judges for disciplinary issues.

JSC stated that while an investigative committee is looking into the eight cases, the commission is currently reviewing the remaining 58 cases.

According to the recently amended Judicial Services Commission Act, a case submitted to the JSC must be accepted or rejected within five days of submission by the committee.

As per the amendment, a new Department of Judicial Administration (DJA) will be formed under the mandate of JSC whereas the previous body, managed by the Supreme Court, will be dissolved. Further, the watchdog will be authorized to appoint or dismiss the Chief Judicial Administrator, who will head DJA and the Judicial Academy.

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