Former president of the Bratislava III District Court David Lindtner submitted a request to suspend his function as a judge on October 25.
He explained his step with society's current perception of the situation and opinion on the moral integrity of judges, the TASR newswire.
Lindtner resigned from his post earlier in October, following the published suspicions that he had communicated with Marian Kočner via the encrypted messaging app Threema.
The Justice Ministry appreciates Lindtner’s step and considers it an attempt to return trustworthiness to the judiciary, as reported by TASR.
He is not the only judge whose performance in the function has been suspended in connection to Kočner. While the disciplinary senate decided on this step in the case of Bratislava I District Court Vladimír Sklenka, whose mobile phone was seized by the police in August, Judge Miriam Repáková asked for suspension of her function upon her own request.