Karki to perform as acting Chief Justice

KATHMANDU: Supreme Court’s senior-most justice Deepak Kumar Karki has been appointed as the acting Chief Justice following the registration of an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumser JB Rana.

Lawmakers from the ruling parties moved the federal parliament secretariat, Singha Durbar this morning to file a motion of impeachment against Rana. With this, Karki has become the acting CJ naturally as being the senior-most justice at the SC.

The impeachment proposed by Dev Prasad Gurung of the CPN (Maoist Centre), Dr Pushpa Bhusal of the Nepali Congress and Jeevanram Shrestha of CPN (Unified Socialist) was backed by Nepali Congress Dr Minendra Rijal and many other lawmakers. RSS

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