Criminal Court suspends Assistant Public Prosecutor for one month

The Criminal Court has suspended Assistant Public Prosecutor Ihsan Mohamed Waheed from appearing at the court for one month after he allegedly refused to attend a hearing on Monday afternoon.

According to the Criminal Court, the judge announced at a hearing at 10:30am that a verdict would be delivered at 1.00pm but Ihsan told court employees to “finish the case another day” and walked out.

Ihsan did not answer his phone when the court attempted to contact him at 1:00pm. The accused and an accompanying penitentiary officer meanwhile had to wait at the court until 4:00pm for the Assistant Public Prosecutor, who did not turn up.