JSC investigates Criminal Court Judge Safwath Habeeb

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is looking into a disciplinary case against Criminal Court Judge, Safwath Habeeb.

JSC is investigating Judge Safwath for failing to hold a verdict hearing as stipulated in the Criminal Procedure Code even after summary statements had been filed and the hearings of the specific case had been concluded. An inquiry committee has now been formed to probe the case.

The JSC has been investigating several cases against judges of different courts. Some judges have opted to resign from their posts once JSC started investigating their cases.