Kathmandu, February 26:

The Judicial Council (JC) today transferred almost all judges of the appellate courts.

The council headed by Chief Justice Kedar Prasad Giri transferred 51 judges as part of the periodic transfer of the judges, according to the secretary of the council Prakash Kumar Dhungana. Those who were serving in urban areas have now been transferred to remote areas and those who were in remote areas have been transferred to urban areas.

The constitutional body, however, did not transfer two judges Uddav Banskota and Madav Chalise considering their personal problems. According to Dhungana, Banskota is to retire soon and Chalise is a heart patient.

This is the first time that almost all the judges of the appellate courts have been transferred. The council is now preparing to appoint judges in the appellate courts.