Criminal Court Judge resigns as JSC seeks his dismissal

Judge Ibrahim Ali | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives — The Criminal Court Judge, Ibrahim Ali resigns from his position.

The resignation comes while the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) seeks for the dismissal of the judge from the court, through the parliament. Therefore, JSC had confirmed the resignation of the Criminal Court Judge.

The commision had seeked the judges dismissal after his intentional delay in acting upon the order of the High Court to revise the decision to release all 10 individuals who were in for violence, after being held in remand and the beginning of the preliminary court hearings. The release was then later met with the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) appealing the issue at the High Court, where it was declared that the release was in violation of the set regulations, and hence should be revised should the PGO request so.

Furtermore, JSC further detailed that with regards to the matter of 9 out of the 10 individuals who were on trial for violence using a sharp object, it was found in the JSC’s investigation that, Judge Ibrahim Ali had failed to act upon the decisions of the High Court on multiple instances, and that, when requested to revise the remand decisions on three different instances by the PGO, being the 23rd October 2018, 30th October 2018, and 12th November 2018, Judge Ali Waheed had failed to schedule a hearing despite the High Court order to do so.

The resignation from the judge Ibrahim Ali comes while he was under a 60 day suspension.