Judges at the Daegu District Court issued a resolution Friday calling for thorough investigation into the allegations the National Court Administration(NCA) abused its power under the previous government.

They said they feel "wretched" about damage done to public trust in the judiciary, and called for fundamental self-reform to avoid future abuses.

Judges at the Changwon District Court made similar calls for reform, while also accepting  responsibility for the situation as members of the judiciary.   

Their statements contrast with those made by the heads of district and high courts nationwide, who asserted Thursday it is not proper for the judiciary to seek a prosecution probe. 

Supreme Court Chief Justice Kim Myeong-su told reporters Friday that he believes this issue is best handled within the judiciary rather than the prosecution, but added he will gather more opinions before making a final decision.

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