Drug Court's Judge Muhthaz Fahmy retires

Judge Muhthaz Fahmy. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

Drug Court’s judge Muhthaz Fahmy has retired from judgeship.

Muhthaz retired after a career that lasted over 29 years on Thursday.

His retirement was voluntary.

In addition to the Drug Court, Muhthaz also served at the Criminal Court. He was transferred from the Criminal Court to Drug Court by the Supreme Court in 2018.

During his tenure at the Criminal Court, Muhthaz heard several high-profile cases including the murder of Mohamed Ibthihaal, a three-year-old boy who was found beaten to death in his home in V. Rakeedhoo in 2015, and some of the MMPRC corruption cases.

Thursday also saw High Court’s chief judge Hathif Hilmy resign, and Judge Hussain Shaheed appointed acting chief judge of the court.