CJ vows action against corruption

KATHMANDU: The newly appointed Chief Justice Anup Raj Sharma today vowed to make the Judicial Council (JC) more effective in taking actions against corrupt judges.

"I am hopeful that I would be able to make the JC more effective," Sharma said. He also expressed his commitment that he would make the Council more transparent during his tenure. Sharma was addressing a well-come function organised for him in the capital.

“The JC should be a transparent institution, and must gain the public trust," Sharma said.

Speaking on the same occasion, Minister for Law and Justice, Prem Bahadur Singh, assured that the overall activities of the Council would be made transparent and that the provision guarantying such a measure would be incorporated in the new constitution.

Bishwo Kanta Mainali, President of Nepal Bar Association, urged to bring about changes in order to meet the expectation of the people.

JC member Moti Kaji Sthapit, however, refuted the claims that the JC was promoting impunity in the judiciary.

According to Jivan Hari Adhiarki, Secretary, JC, out of the total of 500 complaints, only 60 complaints deserve investigation. “This is why we quashed the 440 complaints not long ago,” he added.