ANANTA RAJ LUITEL
KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Monday quashed the interim order issued on the recommendation of former Chief Secretary Lokman Singh Karki as Chief at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority citing that the government is still undecided over Karki’s appointment.
The ruling paves the way for the appointment of Karki which has been mired in controversy.
A division bench of Justice Girish Chandra Lal and Justice Tarka Raj Bhatta issued the order after a detailed hearing on case against the recommendation of the High Level Political Committee to appoint Karki as the head of constitutional anti-graft body.
Earlier, a single bench of Justice Sushil Karki had issued an interim order on March 22 on the same case.
Claiming that Karki's appointment would be unconstitutional, advocate Om Prakash Aryal had moved the apex court against the Office of the President, Chairman of the Interim Election Council of ministers, and UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal who chaired the HLPC of the four major political parties.