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High Court Top Judge Shujau's case submitted to JSC regarding Adeeb case

High Court Chief Judge Shujau Usman's case has been submitted to the Judicial Services Commission, for wrapping a case regarding former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, while he was in recess.

A letter sent to JSC President and Supreme Court Justice Abdulla Areef by South Galolhu MP Meekail Ahmed Naseem noted that Judge Usman was in recess when Ahmed Adeeb was freed in the case involving corruption of MVR 77 million. He added that Judge Usman continued his recess after the verdict which freed Adeeb.

MP Meekail had requested to probe if any disciplinary issues were there in the said incident.

On 23 June 2016, the former Vice President was sentenced to eight years in prison following the MMPRC Corruption Scandal. The High Court overturned the sentence and ordered another investigation. The court ruling said that after Adeeb was sentenced to eight years, his name was on the list of people to be released in the order from the Supreme Court on 1 February 2018. And although the Supreme Court has reversed parts of the order, it has not reversed the part that say the order was forced under outside influence.

While the eight-year sentence against Adeeb have been overturned, the ten-year sentence against him for possession of a firearm was overturned by the Supreme Court as well.

Adeeb was also sentenced to 15 years in prison for his involvement in the explosion on board the Presidential Launch. However, on 20 May 2019, the High Court overruled the sentence by the Criminal Court and ordered the case to be re-investigated.

Thus, all the sentences passed on the former Vice President was overturned.

On Wednesday, Adeeb was permitted to seek medical treatment overseas. The Home Minister has revealed that he will depart coming Friday and return on June 26th.