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Deepak Raj Joshee proclaims himself as acting Chief Justice

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Senior Justice Deepak Raj Joshee of the Supreme Court, who is on a fifteen-day leave after being rejected as the Chief Justice, has proclaimed himself as the acting Chief Justice. The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) had rejected the nomination of Joshee as the Chief Justice on August 3.

Joshee has send a message of best wishes on the day of promulgating Criminal Code and Criminal Procedures Code claiming himself as the acting Chief Justice.

Advocate Prabindra Raj Joshee, son of rejected Chief Justice Deepak Raj, send the message of best wishes via email to the media on behalf of personal secretariat of the Chief Justice. Prabindra is the son of rejected Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee.

In the message issued from the name of personal secretariat of the Chief Justice, Baluwatar, Deepak Raj said in a satirical way that the constitution and law should be followed in a proper way.

“We will not be able to reach the destination of justice if the constitution and law are not followed in the proper manner even though any kind of new constitution and law are formulated,” he said in the message.

In a one-and-a-half page message, he identified himself as the acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chairman of the Judicial Council.

Om Prakash Mishra has been mentioned as the acting Chief Justice in the website of the Supreme Court.

Though Joshee’s name is in the top of the list Justices, he has been regarded only as the Justice.

Albeit the PHC rejected Joshee’s nomination as Chief Justice saying that he could not to give satisfactory answers to questions posed by lawmakers about his conduct, integrity and capability in the PHC meeting, he had gone for the 15-day leave by not resigning from his post.

Published: 2018-08-17 20:43:46