Kathmandu ,May 5 (newsin.asia): The Nepalese Supreme Court on Friday issued an interim order against the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, allowing her to return to office from Friday itself.
Justice Cholendra Shamsher’s bench instructed Parliament not to move the impeachment motion against Karki.
The ruling Maoist-Nepali Congress coalition had filed the motion against Karki early this week, accusing her of interfering in the working of the executive.
The motion was filed days before Karki was to deliver her final verdict on the appointment of Prakash Aryal as the new police chief.
Karki was known as a crusader against corruption, and the impeachment motion against her was viewed by many as a conspiracy to prevent her from hearing high-profile corruption cases in her last month in office. She is retiring later this month.
The impeachment triggered a huge backlash, prompting the main opposition Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) to obstruct the House. Other political parties, including Upendra Yadav’s Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, had also pressed the government to withdraw the impeachment.