SC finalises bench for hearing suspended CIAA chief’s case

December 22, 2016

Dec 22, 2016- The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday finalised the bench to hear the petition challenging qualifications of suspended Chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lok Man Sing Karki. A full bench of SC comprising Justices Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada, Ananda Mohan Bhattarai, and Anil Kumar Singh has been designated to conduct hearing on Karki’s case.

Earlier on December 1, Justices Jagdish Sharma Poudel, Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada and Ananda Mohan Bhattarai had conducted the trial against Karki. Advocate Om Prakash Aryal had challenged Karki’s appointment as the head of the anti-graft body questioning his qualification for holding the post. He has also questioned whether Karki holds the high moral character to occupy the position of head of the constitutional body as per constitutional provisions. (The Kathmandu Post)