SC to issue final verdict on IGP appointment tomorrow

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 20, 2017-

The Supreme Court (SC) has decided to issue its final verdict on the case pertaining to the appointment of Inspector General of Nepal Police (IGP) on Tuesday.

A full bench comprising five SC justices concluded the hearing on the case on Monday.  The full bench headed by Chief Justice Sushila Karki continued the hearing today but put off the hearing for Tuesday.

The bench heard the statements from the defendants—the government and Jaya Bahadur Chand, who was promoted as the Nepal Police chief—on Monday. Representatives of Advocate Kapil Dev Dhakal and Deputy Inspector General Nawa Raj Silwal, the petitioners, recorded their statements on Sunday.

On February 12, a single bench of the CJ issued an interim order, staying the decision to appoint Chand as the IGP. DIG Silwal has laid his claim to the post as the senior most candidate.

Advocate Kapil Dev Dhakal filed a writ petition on February 10, accusing the government of trying to violate the rule of seniority while appointing the police chief. DIG Silwal moved the SC on February 12, seeking an order to put Chand’s appointment on hold.

Published: 20-03-2017 19:10

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