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Hearing challenging party’s bid to appoint CJ led election government postponed

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court has put off a hearing on two writ petitions filed against the four major political forces’ bid to form an election government under the leadership of the sitting Chief Justice.

The hearing on writs filed by advocated Bharat Jangam and Om Prakash Aryal was slated for today. The hearing was deferred after one of the justices of the three member special bench, Ram Kumar Shah, also a member of the judicial council, could not take part in the hearing. Since the judicial council has also been named as the defendants in the writ, a member of the council cannot take part in the hearing.

The new date for the hearing has not been fixed. The much-awaited writs— filed by Jangam and Aryal— were assigned to the special bench of Justices Ram Kumar Prasad Shah, Sushila Karki and Girish Chandra Lal earlier. Shah was one of the justices assigned to hear the case in which the council is a defendant.

Published Date: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 | 10:33 AM

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