CJ Rana assigns hearings on all types of cases at SC

Published On: November 21, 2021 12:40 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana today assigned benches to hear all types of cases including the habeas corpus ones. He has assigned hearings for 334 cases in ten benches (nine joint and one single). He has however not assigned a hearing for himself. despite the benches being fixed, the hearings have not started yet. 

The Supreme Court justices have been refusing to conduct the hearings except for the cases related to habeas corpus since October 24, demanding CJ Rana's resignation. CJ Rana has been accused of seeking his share in the government through ‘give and take’, raising questions on the credibility of the judiciary. 

On Thursday, a full-court meeting of SC judges including the CJ had decided to endorse the regulations including the lottery system for allocating the benches, and following the decision, justices agreed to join benches. 

At the Supreme Court, hearings have been held only on cases related to habeas corpus since October 24. The delay in the hearings has left the service-seekers at the receiving end.

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