Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli sacks Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli sacked

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire
| New Delhi |
Updated: March 15, 2018 12:57 am

Gopal Prasad Parajuli.

The Judicial Council of Nepal ‘sacked’ Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli on Wednesday, a day after he rejected Prime Minister K P Oli’s request to resign or take a long leave. Parajuli had given different dates of birth on various academic and citizenship certificates, and had in fact attained the superannuation age of 65 seven months ago, Council secretary Nripdhoj Niraula said in a statement. Parajuli called the Council’s act illegal and said he would remain the Chief Justice.

The council is believed to have acted under the express directive of Oli, who had invited Parajuli to his residence over tea Tuesday and asked him to step down, failing which he would face “severe consequences”, implying…

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