Nepal Parliament Secretariat’s letter ignites controversy

Dec 08, 2022

Kathmandu (Nepal), Dec 08 (ANI): The impeachment motion earlier registered against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana in Nepal parliament has now become inactive, the Parliament General Secretary, Dr Bharatraj Gautam announced issuing a notice on Wednesday. Parliament General secretary issued a notice stating the impeachment motion has become inactive and sent the letter to suspended Chief Justice Rana that invited criticism and protest from Nepal Bar Association as well as the government. Rana, who is due to retire as Nepal’s Chief Justice on December 13 has been kept under tight security and observation at his government residence in Baluwatar, a residential area of Nepal. General Secretary Gautam also sent a letter to the President’s Office, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Office of the Council of Ministers, the Constitutional Council, the Supreme Court, the Judicial Council and CJ Rana, informing them that the impeachment motion against CJ Rana has become inactive. A writ petition requesting not to enforce the letter from the Federal Parliament Secretariat about the impeachment of suspended Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana has been filed at the Supreme Court as Rana prepares to return to the court. Senior advocate Purnaman Shakya and others submitted a writ petition at SC on Wednesday urging it not to implement the Parliament Secretariat’s verdict on the impeachment motion still under consideration by the parliament. On February 1, 98 MPs registered a general indictment against Rana, saying that he was against the power coalition. In March, the impeachment was tabled in the Parliament and an 11-member recommendation committee was formed.