Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has questioned and taken a statement from Magistrate Ahmed Shukoor.
JSC is investigating 5 cases submitted against the magistrate at Maamendhoo Court in Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The allegations include Magistrate Ahmed Shukoor campaigning for former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom during the presidential election held last September.
An investigative team travelled to the atoll and took statements in relation to the cases submitted to JSC against magistrates in the islands. The team investigated cases against the Magistrate at Kanduhulhudhoo Court and the Magistrate at Dhaandhoo Court. The investigative team was led by Vice President of JSC Masthoor Husny, commission members Hisaan Hussain, Abdul Rauf Ibrahim, Mohamed Easafulhu and Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath.
JSC is also investigating cases submitted against Criminal Court Judge Hassan Najeeb and High Court Judge Shujau Usman.