Friday, December 08, 2006

Supreme Court not to assign any work to Jha

The Supreme Court on thrusday signed an agreement with the Nepal Bar Association (NBA) that it would not assign any judicial work to the demoted SC judge, Paramananda Jha.

Jha was recently demoted from SC judge after he was found guilty of acquitting a drug peddler, DB Gurung, illegally.

He was transferred to the Biratnagar appellate court as its chief judge.

However, the lawyers boycotted his bench. “We have agreed that he will not decide any case in Biratnagar appellate court and alternative management will be made in this regard,” said SC registrar Dr Ram Krishna Timalsena.

Supreme Court judge Ram Kumar Prasad Shah, Dr Timalsena and NBA central committee members Tika Ram Bhattarai and Nagendra Kumar Rai signed the agreement.

After the agreement, the Biratnagar Appellate Court Bar Association and Morang District Court Bar Association have agreed to withdraw their movement against Jha.

“Now we hope that chief justice Dilip Kumar Poudel will not give him any judicial work,” Rai said.

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