Supreme Court begins hearing on IGP appointment

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Wednesday began hearing on three writs filed against the appointment of DIG Jaya Bahadur Chand as the Inspector General of Nepal Police.

A division bench of Justice duo Hari Krishna Karki and Tej Bahadur KC began the hearing in response to two separate writs by advocate Kapil Dev Dhakal and one by DIG Nawa Raj Silwal.

The hearing would continue tomorrow, according to the Supreme Court.

The Court on Sunday had rescheduled the hearing for today.

Earlier, the government on February 12 had appointed Chand to the post of Nepal Police Chief.

The Court, however, had stayed the decision after it was moved against the appointment claiming the decision violated the tradition of seniority.

Advocate Dhakal had filed the case.

The next day, the Court had again barred Chand from assuming office in response to another writ filed by his batchmate DIG Silwal.

Silwal had claimed that he was the most senior among four DIGs eligible for the top post and therefore, he should have appointed.

Silwal talks of patience, learning on Twitter

Meanwhile, Silwal seems to have been keenly waiting for the verdict.

"Patience is the strongest weapon," he tweeted on Sunday, a day after he wrote in Nepali, "Struggle guides life in every turn."

Patience is the strongest weapon.

— Nawa Silwal (@Nawasilwal) February 19, 2017

हरेक मोडहरूमा संघर्षले जीवनलाई दिशानिर्देश गरिरहेको हुन्छ।

— Nawa Silwal (@Nawasilwal) February 18, 2017

"Perhaps, life will correct and improve itself by surviving various circles and vicious circles."

चक्र र दुस्चक्रहरूलाई झेल्दै जीवन थप परीस्कृत र परीमार्जित हुंदैजान्छ सायद।

— Nawa Silwal (@Nawasilwal) February 21, 2017