Taking action for the various issues found by the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) against Criminal Court's Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed would automatically resolve the current crisis faced by the country, Attorney General and JSC member Abdulla Muizzu said today.
In his first interview to the media since the arrest and subsequent detention of Judge Abdulla by Special Forces on January 16, Muizz refused to address the constitutional issues that has ensued since the Judge’s arrest and instead chose only to speak about the JSC.
Muizzu highlighted that the JSC had not done enough to ensure that action was taken against Judge Abdulla for his transgressions.
“JSC was unable to ask for a vote in the case during yesterday’s meeting which carried on from afternoon till almost mid night” he said.
“The commission which has the jurisdiction and authority to take action against behavioral issues regarding Judges must be more effective” he added.
JSC had found behavioral issues with Judge Abdulla following a statement on the local television station DhiTV, but the case had been halted on an order by the Civil Court.
Muizzu also said that it was imperative that JSC expedites the remaining cases against Judge Abdulla.
Since the apprehension of Judge Abdulla last week, series of protests are being carried out by opposition members; many have called for his release including the Supreme Court, High Court, Prosecutor General, and also the Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik.
Dr. Waheed had criticized the government regarding the matter in his personal blog, where he expressed feelings of shame and embarrassment for the government’s recent actions.