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JSC probe second case involving Chief Justice

Nafaahath Ibrahim
06 November 2019, MVT 09:11
Chief Justice Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi speaks at the judicial symposium on family justice. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
06 November 2019, MVT 09:11

Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Tuesday decided to investigate a second disciplinary case involving Chief Justice Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi.

The commission's decision came after the Chief Justice was accused of threatening the Supreme Court's Secretary General (SG).

According to a statement by JSC, CJ Didi gave instructions to the SG not to follow the regulations implemented by the Department of Judicial Administration (DJA), following the amendments brought to the Judicature Act.

The statement also accused him of threatening to dismiss the Secretary General if they attempted to communicate with DJA.

Prior to JSC's decision to probe a second case, CJ Didi issued a statement on Monday, in which he accused JSC and DJA of attempting to obstruct functioning of the courts and accused both parties of 'paralysing' the judicial system.

In addition to the CJ, JSC is investigating disciplinary cases concerning three more judges of the Supreme Court.

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