Three justices at the Supreme Court have been penalized by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
JSC decided to issue them a notice after concluding the investigation into allegations against the justices.
The three are Chief Justice Ahmed Abdulla Didi and Justices Abdulla Areef and Adam Mohamed Abdulla.
A seven-member investigation committee was formed to probe the allegations against them earlier this month.
JSC accepted this committee’s report at the meeting held on Monday, and decided to give a 30-day response time.
Commission President Abdulla Areef had presided the meeting, but opted to stand by during the justices’ case was being deliberated; Vice President Masthooru Hussain had presided.
In addition, the sub-committee formed to investigate the reason for delays in trial proceedings also presented their report to JSC today.
While this report was based on the stalled work at the Criminal Court, JSC said that it proposes to create a schedule to expedite trials.
It added that the report will be forwarded to the president, people’s majlis, courts and all relevant institutions “very soon.”