Monday, January 07, 2008

JC discussing transfer of judges

The Judicial Council (JC) is discussing the transfer of Special Court judges.The Special Court is in controversy for giving clean chit to politicians and high-ranking officials accused of corruption.“The JC held a meeting today, but it could not come up with a decision on the transfer of the judges,” JC spokesperson Nahakul Subedi said. Chief Justice Kedar Prasad Giri heads the JC. While assuming office, Chief Justice Giri had promised to review the structure of the Special Court.According to another source, the JC is taking the issue of judges’ transfer seriously. Bhoopdhoj Adhikary, Komal Nath Sharma and Cholendra SJB Rana have been working as judges of the Special Court. Adhikary has been working there for five years, while Sharma and Rana have been serving the court for two years.“Though the transfer is a regular issue and concerns Appellate and District Court judges as well, the transfer of Special Court judges is on top priority,” the source said.

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