Karki forges clarification over SC summons obstruction

KATHMANDU: Lok Man Singh Karki, the suspended chief of Commission for the  Investigation of Abuse of Authority, on Tuesday went to the Supreme Court of Nepal to forge a written clarification over his alleged involvement in the obstruction of delivery of the apex summons to him.

On November 8, a single bench of Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai had issued a order telling Karki to present before the Supreme Court within seven days in the case. The order asked

Karki was accused of obstructing the delivery of the Supreme Court's summons related to the review of his eligibility and appointment in the anti-graft constitutional body.

In the clarification today, Karki has claimed that he was not involved in the obstruction saying he was abroad when the Supreme Court sent its staffers to serve the summons at his residence in Baneshwar, according to Bishwaraj Paudel, Assistant Spokesperson at the SC.

Advocate Om Prakash Aryal on November 3 had filed the writ against Karki, his son-in-law Prabal Thapa, former law secretary Pramod Karki, Assistant Sub-inspector Nakul Gautam and others for obstructing the SC employees from serving the summons.

Karki was suspended from the anti-graft constitutional body after an impeachment motion was registered at the Parliament and the impeachment proceedings initiated on  October 19.

Karki had returned from abroad that day itself.

Currently, the Parliament has been holding discussions on the impeachment motion.