Impeachment motion against Karki forwarded to House panel

Published On: January 8, 2017 04:24 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: After months of delay, the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday forwarded the impeachment motion against the suspended Chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki to a House committee.

The House forwarded the motion to the impeachment recommendation committee for investigation after the Opposition parties allowed the House to carry out its business.

The committee should now present a report before the parliament with an opinion within one month. A writ petition questioning Karki’s eligibility for the post of CIAA chief is sub judice at the Supreme Court.

If the motion is passed by at least a two-third majority of the total number of the then members of the House of Representatives, the person concerned shall be relieved of his or her office.

As many as 157 lawmakers from the main opposition CPN-UML and major ruling party CPN (Maoist Center) had registered an impeachment motion against Karki in parliament on October 20.

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