Hearing postponed

Kathmandu, November 19:

The Supreme Court today postponed its hearing on the case against the recent appointment of 51 district court judges.

Justice Rajendra Prasad Koirala did not conduct the hearing today, saying that he could not hear the case as one of the appointees was his relative.

Six government attorneys eligible for the post of district court judge, including Medini Prasad Paudel, had filed the case, which was scheduled for hearing today. The petitioners have alleged that the appointment was discriminatory and called the Judicial Council headed by CJ Dilip Kumar Paudel to review the same.