Chief Justice appointed
Kathmandu july 30-His Majesty King Gyanendra has, upon the recommendation of the Constitutional Council, appointed seniormost Justice at the Supreme Court Dilip Kumar Poudel as Chief Justice of the apex court, an official announcement said.
On Friday, HM the King had specified outgoing CJ Hari Prasad Sharma to chair the meeting of CJ to recommend his successor generating fresh controversy. As per the constitution, Prime Minister heads the CC.
Commenting on the appointment, former Justice at the Supreme Court, Krishna Jung Rayamajhi, said the process of specifying CJ invoking article 127 of the constitution was not in conformity with the constitution. The outcome is right but the process is not, he added.
A graduate in law and post-graduate in political science, newly appointed CJ Dilip Kumar Poudel had joined the judicial service four decades ago. “He is one of the few judges in the judiciary who have never courted any kind of controversy,” commented Kantipur daily on Saturday.