Chief Justice and chairman of Judicial Council has reportedly told Prime Minister and his close persons that the letter written by the secretary of Judicial Council with a notice of removal is unconstitutional and he does not have to abide such unconstitutional decision.
“I Am Still CJ and I Am Not Going to Abide By Unconstitutional Letter,” what CJ Gopal Parajuli reportedly told to the prime minister and other officials at Shital Niwas.
Although CJ Parajuli is yet to speak anything publicly, he has already made it clear that he is still CJ.
According to Deshsanchar.com, a popular online portal, citing the sources close to CJ Parajuli reported that CJ Parajuli resisted against the letter and announced to defy it.
In a dramatic circumstance, the Judicial Council has sent a removal letter to Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli on Wednesday, citing inconsistencies in the birth dates as mentioned in his citizenship and academic certificates.
Just a few minutes before the formal oath-taking ceremony at President Palace, the council released the letter. In the course of several constitutional derailments in the last 10 years, this is the first derailment of the new constitution.
However, the lawyers who are against Parajuli have made clear that Parajuli has no right to claim CJ after the removal order. According to Nepal’s constitution, there are ways to remove to CJ and other justices of Supreme Court.
In his letter, secretary of the Council, Nrip Dhwaj Niraula has stated that Parajuli should have retired on August 5, 2017, on the basis of the certificate submitted during the assumption of service. According to the secretariat letter, Parajuli has, thus, retired from his service, as per the secretary level decision was taken on March 14.
Letter from Tweeter Page of Sudheer Sharma