The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has decided that the investigations into the cases filed against Supreme Court Justice Abdulla Didi will be opened to the public.
Didi had asked JSC’s investigative committee for “open” investigations in the cases against him, after being summoned on Monday night.
Only the Judicial Service Commission has the power to make a decision on the matter.
At a press conference held on Tuesday afternoon, JSC’s director Moomina Umar said that an emergency meeting was held earlier in the day.
At the meeting, JSC decided to open the investigations to the public, with all six members in attendance voting in favor.
However, she noted that they have yet to finalize a venue “big enough” to make the meetings public, and added that the committee will continue with the investigations till then.
Moomina also revealed that its investigative committee is probing a total of five disciplinary issues against the justice.
Furthermore, the director noted that it has also received complaints against three other justices, but that the Commission is yet to decide on whether to carry out investigations in the cases.
JSC had, last week, suspended Didi over a bribery case filed by parliament speaker, former President Mohamed Nasheed.
While Supreme Court has since issued a stay order in the case, JSC decided to uphold its initial decision. The court has since issued an order saying that any decision against its first order “is invalid.”
The court, on Monday, released an order stating that any action taken against a justice, regarding a ruling made “is unconstitutional.”