The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) stated on Tuesday that the alleged leaked audio tapes of three judges who were on the Criminal Court bench that convicted former President Abdulla Yameen of money laundering in 2019 are faked and modified.
The JSC issued a statement addressing the audio recording’s forensic analysis results, noting that there was no voice match for two of the three judges in the audio clip. As a result of the forensics, Criminal Court Judge Ali Adam and Drug Court Judge Mohamed Sameer were absolved of all accusations.
However, despite the judge’s denial, the purported audio of Criminal Court Judge Hussain Faiz Rashad was a voice match with some tampering, according to the JSC, which has formed a committee to investigate the judge for discussing a court matter outside of court.
According to the commission, the judge having an out-of-court chat about a court case allowed it to be manipulated, resulting in a loss of public faith in the judiciary.
The JSC stressed that, while the forensic study suggests a voice match for Judge Faiz, the judge has made no reference of the court cases against Yameen.
The commission went on to condemn the perpetrators of the phoney recording, which resulted in the judges being chastised.