Monday, August 28, 2006

Hearing begins in Karki's case
A division bench of justices Rajendra Kumar Bhandari and Damodar Prasad Sharma on sunday began hearing on whether to extend the stay order issued by the Supreme Court on August 22 to the government not to transfer former Chief Secretary Lok Man Singh Karki as an officer on special duty to the National Planning Commission.

Lawyers Komal Prakash Ghimire, Sushil Kumar Pant and Jogendra Keshari Ghimire pleaded on Karki’s behalf. The hearing will continue tomorrow.

A single bench of Justice Balram KC had issued the order to the Prime Ministers Office and Cabinet, new Chief Secretary Bhoj Raj Ghimire, Ministry of General Administration, Ministry of Finance and NPC to attend the SC.

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