Newly appointed High Court chief judges sworn in

Kathmandu, January 25

Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli administered the oath of office and secrecy to four newly appointed chief judges of High Courts.

Newly appointed chief judges  Nahakul Subedi, Prakash Chapagain, Yagya Prasad Basyal and Hari Kumar Pokharel took the oath of office and secrecy from the chief justice at a special function organised at the Supreme Court. The Judicial Council had recommended the four as chief judges of four High Courts on January 4.

Subedi will be the chief judge of High Court, Tulsipur, and Chapagain the Chief Judge of High Court, Janakpur.

Basyal and Pokharel will be the chief judges of High Court, Dipayal, and High Court, Surkhet, respectively.

Judges and chief judges of High Courts are appointed by the chief justice on recommendation of the Judicial Council.

SC verdict on judges’ appointment on Feb 15

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on cases filed against the appointment of 80 High Court Judges for February 15.

A full bench of justices Om Prakash Mishra, Bam Kumar Shrestha and Dambar Bahadur Shahi decided to pronounce the verdicts on the cases on February 15. Both sides of the cases have already finished their pleadings.

Five persons had filed writ petitions against the Judicial Council’s decision to recommend 80 candidates for appointment as High Court judges. The Judicial Council had recommended 80 High Court judges in January last year. — HNS