Supreme Court receives a petition that challenges CJ Rana’s impeachment motion

File: Supreme Court of Nepal
File: Supreme Court of Nepal

Kathmandu, February 24

The Supreme Court has registered a writ petition that challenges the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana.

As Rana has been suspended following the registration of the impeachment motion, the court registered the petition filed by advocates Punya Khatiwada and Deepak Mishra on Thursday.

The petitioners have demanded that the court scrap the impeachment motion and reinstate Rana as the chief justice by issuing an interim order.

On February 11, lawmakers of the ruling alliance had filed the impeachment proposal at the Federal Parliament Secretariat demanding the removal of CJ Rana.

Meanwhile, another writ petition has also been submitted at the apex court in relation to the motion. The second petition, however, is yet to be registered.

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