Monday, September 03, 2007

Giri’s nomination for CJ opposed

A complaint was today filed at the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee opposing Justice Kedar Prasad Giri’s nomination for the post of the country’s Chief Justice.In the complaint, an official of the Nepal Agriculture Research Council, Dr Hirakaji Manandhar, said Giri was incompetent and lacked the capacity to become a Chief Justice.“Such a person cannot hold a dignified post like that of the Chief Justice and, as such, he should not be appointed,” Manandhar’s petition read.Manandhar also claimed that Giri’s appointment would be a “national shame” and full of injustice and demanded that the Parliament impeach him.The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee had recommended that the House impeach Giri and other three judges on charges of illegally removing the Mahalaxmi Sugar Mills from a bank loan defaulters’ black list.A person who had been arrested on the charge of trying to kill Justice Giri last year also opposed the Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala-headed Constitutional Council’s decision to nominate Giri.In a statement, Prabhat Kumar Gupta threatened to commit suicide if Giri was appointed the Chief Justice of the country.Gupta further said that he has begun a fast-unto-death from yesterday in the Dillibazaar jail.

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