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Maha Prasad Adhikari moves apex court demanding his reinstatement as NRB governor

File: Maha Prasad Adhikari
File: Maha Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu, April 17

Maha Prasad Adhikari, who has been suspended from the position of Nepal Rastra Bank governor, has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court demanding his reinstatement.

Earlier, the government had decided to suspend Adhikari as it formed a three-member investigation committee to look into some charges against him.

The Nepal Rastra Bank Act has it that the governor or any official of the central bank is automatically suspended once the government launches an investigation against them. Accordingly, Deputy Governor Neelam Dhungana has been given the authority to act as the governor.

But, Maha Prasad Adhikari went to the court today, claiming the action taken against him was illegitimate. He has demanded the court issue an interim order against the preparations to sack him.

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