DSS TO Arraign Seven Judges Next Week
DSS is set to arraign all seven judges arrested across the country last weekend in the coming week
While for the National Judicial Council to take actions against the judges, the agency will also conclude investigations into the allegations against the suspects.
A DSS source said stated that the agency is reviewing fact in the form of petitions against the judges. This is expected to be concluded this week after which they will be arraigned
He added that it was its statutory responsibility to investigate every complaint against the judges. He said some victims have even indicated their readiness to testify in court.
The source also disclosed that the agency had gone through the asset declaration forms the judges submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB.
“We discovered a judge filling three different forms with different information either in terms of assets declared or even personal information like age. Imagine one judge filling three different forms with different information just to deceive. Just as I said, we will do a thorough job”, he stated.
DSS seized Arrested Judges Phones
Meanwhile, the DSS has seized the telephones of the seven judges under investigation for corruption.
A security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the call logs of the affected judges were being analysed.
The telephones were being analysed to know whether they had what was described as “illicit communication” with politicians.
“We have seized their telephones and we have started analysing. We are checking their call logs and also checking the calls that had been coming in since Saturday,” said a source.