JSC investigates claims against 2 judges

Judicial Service Commission (JSC) headquarters. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has begun investigating cases against two judges. 

The judges under investigation are Civil Court judge Mariyam Waheeda and Criminal Court judge Mohamed Sameer. 

A statement issued by the JSC today read that the investigation was due to ethics issues reported against the judges. 

Judge Sameer is accused of not permitting defense attorneys in a case to speak and make their case as well as misconduct, showing bias and speaking against defense attorneys in the case.

Judge Mariyam Waheeda is accused of outside communication with a party of a case she was presiding over. She is also accused of misconduct and violation of policies and regulations in sentencing.