The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is probing Chief Judge of the Civil Court, Abdulla Ali.
The decision to pursue a disciplinary investigation into the judge was made at the JSC sitting held Tuesday. The commission said an investigative committee has been formed to look into the matter.
JSC had previously pursued an investigation into the judge on July 24, 2019.
With recent changes to the JSC, the judicial watchdog has been looking into the actions of several judges and taking appropriate action. While the commission has sought the dismissal of several judges through the parliament, many judges have been removed from courts in this manner, including four judges of the apex court.