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JSC seeks to dismiss chief magistrate over sexual harassment, corruption allegations

Ahmed Aiham
20 July 2020, MVT 20:42
Members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). PHOTO: NISHAN ALI / MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
20 July 2020, MVT 20:42

Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Monday, announced its decision to file a motion to dismiss Mohamed Mausoom, Chief Magistrate of Haa Dhaalu Atoll judicial constituency, who is currently under suspension over serious allegations involving bribery and sexual harassment.

In a press statement issued by the commission, JSC stated that investigations prove that the magistrate took bribes during a trial held at the Hirilandhoo Court in Haa Dhaalu Atoll, confirming illicit enrichment.

JSC's probe further confirmed Magistratrate Mausoom's sexual misconduct against a coworker, in violation of disciplinary standards.

The commission also commenced a probe last month into accusations made against Judge Ibrahim Ali of the Criminal Court, claiming that he had issued an unlawful order.

Furthermore, the commission is looking into a disciplinary issue pertaining to Judge Hassan Najeeb of the same court. He has been placed under suspension.

JSC is presently probing some cases involving judges of other courts well. The commission had in the past terminated some justices over disciplinary violations.