•      Sat Apr 13 2024

Chief Justice recommended relieving judges Thapaliya and Niraula

Kathmandu, Feb 25: The meeting of the Judicial Council recommended Chief Justice Bishwambhar Prasad Shrestha to sack High Court judge Nawaraj Thapaliya and District Court judge Ambika Prasad Niraula.

The meeting of the Council presided over by its Chairman and CJ Shrestha made the recommendation to relieve judge duo Thapaliya and Niraula from the post, according to Joint Spokesperson at Supreme Court, Govinda Ghimire. Both the judges were found involved in corruption, and engaged in malpractice of justice delivery.

The Council has already transferred Kathmandu District Court judge Raj Kumar Koirala to Mahottari district with warning.

Similarly, the Council was also investigating the Dhanusha district judge Dr Parshuram Bhattarai over his involvement on a verdict in which a killer was relieved from the jail. However, Dr Bhattarai has already resigned from the post.

As per constitution, the Judicial Council is mandated to look after the issues as appointment and transfer of, and disciplinary action on judges. It also provides consultation regarding the judicial administration.

The Council studies the complaints relating to judges and forward action accordingly. #Nepal