Kathmandu, May 5
The Supreme Court has denied issuing an interim order that could bar the new Nepal Police chief Dhiraj Pratap Singh from working.
AIG Bishwa Raj Pokharel, who was also in a race to the top job, had filed a writ petition at the court demanding such an order. But, a single bench of Justice Sushmalata Mathema did not give the interim order stating Singh has already started working.
However, since the question raised by Pokharel are valid for legal consideration, the bench says the issue will be heard further.
The next hearing would take place on May 31 only, according to the verdict issued today.
The government had appointed Singh to the position of Nepal Police chief on Sunday. The decision turned controversial as a violation of the seniority order in the national police organisation. Bishwa Raj Pokharel was in the first rank and Dhiraj Pratap Singh in the third.