High Court Judge Rauf resigns from post

High Court Judge Abdul Rauf Ibrahim has resigned from his post.

The High Court has confirmed Judge Rauf's resignation. The court also thanked Rauf for his services as a High Court judge for the past 11 years.

Rauf's resignation comes while the JSC recently reviewed a disciplinary complaint against him and requested the Parliament to dismiss him. In April, JSC sought parliament approval to dismiss two High Court judges, including Rauf. A letter sent to the Parliament signed by JSC President and Thulhaadhoo MP Hisaan Hussain said two judges had bought flats allocated by the government to judges at special prices in violation of Article 152 of the Constitution. After reviewing a complaint submitted at the JSC, which claimed that the judges had ruled in a certain manner in return for the deal, the commission found that the flats were issued to the judges in violation of the Constitution, the letter said. JSC noted that the apartments were directly granted by the government as an allowance to the judges without any role from the Parliament. However, the Parliament had ruled that the JSC had not completed the required procedures in reviewing the case and referred the case back to the commission.

Rauf was previously a member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on behalf of the High Court judges.