Mohamed Ragib Ahmed, Chief Magistrate of the Kaafu atoll Judicial Sector, has resigned from his post.
His resignation came when on Wednesday, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) decided to pursue his legislative dismissal through the Parliament.
In his resignation letter addressed to the JSC president, Ragib said JSC was prejudiced in their inquiry, claiming that the commission did not allow him to respond to the allegations against him in depth.
“[JSC] decided to pursue my dismissal on a personal agenda, without taking into account the 16-page statement I sent to the commission which explained why the evidence against me is not substantial”, said Ragib in his letter.
He also accused the members of the commission of being politically motivated and said he did not believe that the commission could justly oversee cases while one political party holds a majority on the commission.
The investigative committee of JSC, that reviewed the disciplinary issues of the judge, suggested that the commission suspend him on October 7 earlier this month. A duration of 30 days was granted to Magistrate Ragib to respond to the committee’s report on their findings.
Over the past few months, JSC has investigated a number of judges. Recently, Ibrahim Rasheed of GDh. Thinadhoo Magistrate Court and Supreme Court Judge Abdulla Didi were dismissed through the parliament.