JSC to investigate Judge Rauf over complaint filed at commission

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has made the decision to probe High Court Judge Abdul Rauf Ibrahim over complaints received by the commission.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sent Rauf's name for JSC counsel on appointing him for Supreme Court judgeship. However, a complaint was filed following the nomination.

The complaint filed by a member of the public alleged that the Judge had concluded a case as per the former government's wishes, and met with then housing minister Dr. Mohamed Muizz to secure an apartment from the 'Gaakoshi flats' in capital Male'.

Judge Rauf has denied the claims, and said he did not meet with any political persons to secure an apartment.

JSC on Sunday recommended the name of former Attorney General Husnu-al-Suood for Supreme Court appointment, whose name was sent to JSC along with Rauf's.

During Sunday's JSC meeting, the commission said a decision will be made regarding the president's nomination to appoint Rauf to Supreme Court after concluding investigation into the complaints. While Rauf sat on the JSC as a representative of the High Court, he resigned from the commission earlier on Sunday.