Supreme Court to hear 5 cases against Karki on Dec 1

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Thursday decided that it would hear five cases against the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Chief Lok Man Singh Karki on December 1.

A division bench of Justices Jagadish Sharma Paudel, Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada and Ananda Mohan Bhattarai, while responding a writ filed by advocate Om Prakash Aryal, issued the verdict that all related cases be summoned on the same day together.

According to Aryal, there are five cases related to Karki.

"There are two cases which claim Karki was not qualified for the constitutional position, a case claiming Karki should not be provided with state facilities after he faced the impeachment motion at the House and two others related to his obstruction and non-cooperation in serving the SC summons," he explained.

Meanwhile, Karki presented himself before the Court today via his attorney in response to a summons issued on him in relation to the case about his qualification.

Karki received the summons on the 25th day of serving it, according to Aryal.

Also today, Karki received another summons from the Court about why he obstructed the court order delivery.

"Now, he has to present himself within next seven days," Aryal said.