Print Edition - 2017-05-03 | News
Writ against CJ impeachment motion
The petitioner has claimed that the impeachment motion against the chief justice contravenes Article 105 of the Constitution of Nepal
May 3, 2017-A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court against the two ruling parties’ bid to impeach Chief Justice Sushila Karki. Lawyer Sunil Ranjan Singh filed the petition at the apex court on Tuesday, two days after 249 lawmakers from the Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Centre) registered an impeachment motion against Karki.
The court administration, however, will decide on Wednesday whether to entertain or reject the petition, according to a source at the apex court.
One of the charges that the lawmakers have levelled against Karki is that she interfered in the executive’s jurisdiction when she ruled against a Cabinet decision on the appointment of chief of Nepal Police.
Karki, who stands suspended now, was herself involved in the case.
The impeachment motion against the CJ has drawn widespread criticism from several quarters.
Published: 03-05-2017 07:34