KATHMANDU — The Constitutional Council (CC) has recommended acting Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra for the post of Chief Justice.
A meeting of the CC presided over by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at his office in Singha Durbar on Thursday afternoon decided to recommend Mishra’s name to the top post of the judiciary.
The post of Chief Justice has been lying vacant since the sacking of former CJ Gopal Prasad Parajuli on March 14, 2018.
According to the constitutional provision, a candidate for Chief Justice post is nominated from a group of Justices having at least three years of experience at Supreme Court.
Justices Om Prakash Mishra and Cholendra Shamshar Rana are eligible for the Chief Justice. The CC recommended Mishra as the Chief Justice on the basis of seniority.
Earlier, in the first of its kind event in the country’s parliamentary history, the Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) had rejected the nomination of senior Justice Deepak Joshee as the Chief Justice on August 3. He is currently on a leave.
The senior-most Justice of the Supreme Court Mishra had assumed the charge as acting CJ on August 6 after Joshee went on a leave after PHC rejected his nomination.
The Chief Justice is appointed by the President after the parliamentary hearing confirms the candidate nominated by the Constitutional Council.
176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border
KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.
On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.
The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.
Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.
The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.
The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.
Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.