Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sapana Pradhan Malla replaces Karki in SC constitutional bench


Kathmandu, 13 January (2021) - Constitutional bench formed by the Supreme Court to hear cases against dissolution of House of Representatives (HoR) has replaced a justice Wednesday.

Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana replaced Justice Hari Krishna Karki with Justice Sapana Pradhan Malla in the constitutional bench.

Justice Karki recused himself from the bench last week after questions were raised.

He was Attorney General during the last tenure of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Conflict of interest issue came up when he was inducted in the bench that is hearing case against PM Oli.

New constitutional bench is comprised of CJ Rana, Justice Malla, Justices Bishwambhar Prasad Shrestha, Anil Kumar Sinha and Tej Bahadur KC.

The bench will resume hearing the cases against dissolution of HoR Wednesday.