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Impeachment motion filed against CJ Rana

The Annapurna Express

The Annapurna Express

Impeachment motion filed against CJ Rana

An impeachment motion has been filed against Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana on Sunday

An impeachment motion has been filed against  Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana on Sunday.

As many as 98 lawmakers from the ruling coalition filed the motion against Chief Justice Rana at the Parliament Secretariat this afternoon.

Maoist Centre Chief Whip Dev Gurung said that the motion was filed as per Article 101 (2) of the Constitution.

Lawmakers from the Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre) and CPN (Unifed Socialist) registered the impeachment motion, he said.

Rana will be suspended from the position with immediate effect after the Parliament Secretariat wrote to the President’s Office and the Judicial Council about the motion.

Senior-most justice Deepak Kumar Karki will take charge of the Supreme Court as acting chief justice after the suspension of  Rana.

The Nepal BAR Association has been protesting against Rana for over three months demanding resignation of the Chief Justice.

Rana is the second Chief Justice to face an impeachment motion in Nepal’s judicial history.

Sushila Karki was the first person to face the impeachment motion on May 1, 2017.