Dismissed Syangja judge to move SC

Kathmandu, March 27:

Recently sacked Syangja District Court judge Chitra Dev Joshi today said he would file a writ petition at the Supreme Court challenging his dismissal.

“I will file a writ petition against the decision,” he said while speaking at an interaction organised by the Constitutional Lawyers’ Forum here today. The Judicial Council (JC) had recommended the King to dismiss Joshi as he had spoken against the King’s February 1 takeover and the proclamation of state of emergency last year. Joshi called the decision to dismiss him unconstitutional. “I had only said everyone should do his job responsibly,” he said.

The JC headed by chief Justice Dilip Kumar Paudel had recommended Joshi’s sacking for his criticism of the King in public, for going against the judges’ code of conduct and for involvement in irregularities. The JC had also issued him three warnings.