Judge Didi files police case against JSC members

Supreme Court Justice Abdulla Didi has filed a police case against five members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

The police revealed that the case was filed via a letter sent by Judge Didi, and the police are currently in the process of identifying if a criminal investigation needs to be pursued.

In his complain, Judge Didi requested the police to investigate the actions of the five commission members who made the decision to disregard the stay order issued by the Supreme Court regarding his suspension.

JSC last Wednesday made the decision to suspend Judge Abdulla Didi over a complaint filed against him by Speaker of the parliament, former president Mohamed Nasheed. Nasheed alleges that the Supreme Court Justice accepted a bribe of US$ 1 million to jail him over terror charges back in 2015, while Didi was a judge at the Criminal Court.

However, Judge Didi denied the allegations and filed a constitutional dispute at the Supreme Court, requesting to nullify his suspension. The Supreme Court then issued a stay order on his suspension, and ordered all authorities to take no action against the judge.

Following the Supreme Court's decision, the JSC called an emergency meeting and made the decision to maintain Didi's suspension despite the Supreme Court stay order, stating that the Supreme Court's order obstructed the commission's work.

Despite JSC's decision to maintain his suspension, Judge Didi continues to attend to his official duties, stating that he will follow the Supreme Court's decision on the matter. A JSC meeting has been scheduled for Monday to decide further action.