A three-judge delegation sent to the southern branch of the High Court in Addu City Meedhoo completed 28 cases in five days.
The judges – Shujau Usman, Shueib Hussain Zakariyya and Ali Sameer – worked at the High Court’s southern branch from August 5 to August 9.
According to the court’s website, they reached the target to complete 28 cases in five days. They dealt with 11 civil cases, two family cases and two criminal cases. About 13 cases were cancelled upon the request of plaintiffs.
The team worked at the southern branch following a Supreme Court decree in February, which orders High Court judges’ delegations to travel to the southern and northern branches to complete cases.
The two High Court branches were formed to expedite cases but work was overdue in the two branches as the High Court was unable to appoint permanent judges.
The top court, separately on Tuesday, also ordered the High Court’s northern branch in Haa Dhaal Kulhudhuffushi to start operations.
The cases, which fall under the mandate of the northern branch, were previously heard at the main High Court in Malé because the northern branch was not operating.