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SC stays impeachment

Friday, May 5th, 2017
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Chief Justice Sushila Karki in her official residence at Baluwatar on Friday. Photo: Bikram Rai

Supreme Court has issued an interim order against the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, allowing her to return to office from Friday itself.

Justice Cholendra Shamsher JBR’s bench on Friday instructed Parliament to not move forward the impeachment motion against Karki.

The ruling Maoist-NC coalition had filed the impeachment against Karki early this week, accusing her of interfering in the workings of the executive.

The impeachment was filed days before Karki was to deliver her final verdict on the appointment of Prakash Aryal as the new police chief. Karki was known as a crusader against corruption, and the impeachment against her was viewed by many as a conspiracy to prevent her from hearing high-profile corruption cases in her last month in office. She is retiring later this month.

The impeachment trigged a huge backlash, prompting the main opposition UML to obstruct the House. Other political parties, including Upendra Yadav’s Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, had also pressed the government to withdraw the impeachment.

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3 Responses to “SC stays impeachment”

  1. Anonimous on Says:

    Interfering in corruption? at this stage hypocrisy rules.

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  3. anonymous on Says:

    If she is retiring it sounds like a threat or blackmail. Maobadis behave like mobsters. Justice is always independent from any government, only in a baby government a coalition of people who conspire to close roads and never tell anyone do like this.
    Well done Madame Chief Justice Sushila Karki, if they remove you, you did something good. I hate lawlessless even if it comes from holy comrades.

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