Parajuli assumes responsibility of Acting Chief Justice

Senior-most justice at the Supreme Court, Gopal Prasad Parajuli on Wednesday (June 7) has taken up the responsibility of Acting Chief Justice

June 8, 2017, 8:16 a.m.

Senior-most justice at the Supreme Court, Gopal Prasad Parajuli on Wednesday (June 7) has taken up the responsibility of Acting Chief Justice  following  Chief Justice Sushila Karki’s  retirement from the service on the ground of age limit on Tuesday (June 6).

Parajuli will be appointed chief justice following the recommendation of Constitutional Council and recommendation of hearing committee of Legislature Parliament media reports.

Acting CJ Parajuli has started designating benches and schedules for hearing from June 7, shared SC’s Joint Spokesperson Bisworaj Poudel.

Though the Judicial Council has to recommend the name(s) for Chief Justice, its meeting is yet to take place to take decision to that end.

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