128 plaints against judges last year

Kathmandu, August 25:

The Judicial Council headed by Chief Justice Kedar Prasad Giri nullified 85 complaints lodged against judges of the District and Appellate Courts last year.

“They were found baseless and nullified by the Council,” the JC’s spokesperson Nahakul Subedi told this daily today.

According to him, the JC received 128 complaints against the judges last year accusing them of corruption and irregularities while deciding cases.

Council member Motikaji Sthapit investigated the cases and produced them before the JC for final decision.

“At present there are 60 complaints pending in the JC,” Subedi added.

During the royal regime, the JC had sacked three district judges based on similar complaints.