Suspended CIAA Chief Karki appears before court with written explanation

Published On: November 15, 2016 04:19 PM NPT By: Durga Dulal

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The suspended Chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki appeared before the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday.

Karki, who had been obstructing the process of delivering the court’s notice, appeared before the court on the contempt of court case. According to sources, Karki reached the apex court at 4 pm.

A single bench of Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai on November 8 had ordered Karki to be present before the court in person within seven days with a clarification on why he obstructed the process of delivering the court’s notice.

Advocate Om Prasad Aryal had moved the apex court demanding an action against Karki, his son-in-law Prabal Thapa and others for obstructing the process of serving the court’s notice.

Yesterday, former Law Secretary Pramod Karki had reached SC with a written clarification for Karki. The suspended CIAA Chief reached the court in person with the clarification a day later. 

Karki, in the clarification has claimed that he had no intention for the contempt of court. Karki has argued that he was out of Nepal while the court was serving the notice on him and was unaware who obstructed the judicial process.

In contrary to his claim, repeated attempts to serve the court’s notice were foiled by Karki’s relatives among others.

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