Monday, July 24, 2006

MPs pick on Chief Justice

Members of Parliament demanded the Speaker of the House of Representative Subas Nembang to investigate the recent appointment of district court judges as a complaint has already been lodged against Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Paudel and the members of the Judicial Council.“It should be investigated by the parliament as the Chief Justice appointed the judges when the Interim Constitution is going to be drafted,” said NC MP Dilli Raj Sharma.

Speaking at a special hour in the House, Sharma accused the Chief Justice of appointing the judges violating the House declaration passed on May 18 and the 1990 Constitution. Government attorney Medini Prasad Paudel had lodged the complaint at the Parliamentary Secretariat accusing the Chief Justice Paudel and the members of the Judicial Council.

UML MP Jagannath Khatiwoda accused the Chief Justice of violating the House declaration by reporting to the Palace immediately after the appointment of the judges “The House did not delegate any power on him for any appointment thus the issue should be taken seriously,” he added.

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