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Commissioner Baral moves court against CIAA

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KATHMANDU — Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Commissioner Keshav Baral has moved the Supreme Court against the CIAA demanding his tenure as commissioner be maintained from the day he took his oath.

Baral has filed a writ at the Supreme Court on Wednesday against Office of Constitutional Council, Council Secretary, CIAA and CIAA Secretary. His term is due to expire in a week.

In a writ petition, Baral has demanded that his tenure should be extended till May 8, 2019, arguing that his tenure should be counted from the day he was sworn into office.

In his petition, Baral has mentioned about the delay in his oath-taking due to technical difficulties, and the court order regarding the same.  He had demanded mandamus from the court saying that his post remained defunct for a long time after his appointment.

Baral was appointed by the Constitutional Council as CIAA commissioner on Jan 21, 2010, when all the posts of commissioners including that of chief were lying vacant.

Baral’s appointment as commissioner became active only after he took his official oath from Lok Man Singh Karki following the latter’s appointment as chief commissioner on May 8, 2013.

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7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision

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DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.

The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.

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