Writ petition against Judicial Council

KATHMANDU: A writ petition has been registered at the Supreme Court against Judicial Council in connection with the issue of appointment of High Court judges.

Deputy Attorney General Durga Bandhu Pokharel on Tuesday lodged the writ petition naming Judicial Council as defendant.

Pokharel, in the writ, has noted that priority was not given to seniority and very nominal number of government lawyers was appointed as judges at high courts.

On January 12, the Judicial Council had appointed 80 judges in the high courts from different sectors of judiciary. The appointment included 37 from district judges, 27 from Nepal Bar Association and 16 from the group of law, justice and government lawyers. However, only one government lawyer was appointed as high court justice.

The government lawyers had protested the Judicial Council's decision to limit their representation while appointing high court judges.