September 6, 2018 04:00 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Four complaints have been registered at the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) against Om Prakash Mishra, the nominee for chief justice.
According to secretary of the committee Dhruba Ghimire, a meeting of the hearings committee on Friday will open the complaints for further investigation. Constitutional Council had recommended Mishra for the post of of chief justice on August 23 after previous nominee for the post Deepak Raj Joshee was rejected by the parliamentary committee.
According to a copy of complaint registered at the parliamentary committee, Joshee has been accused of making court decision favoring tax evasion by Ncell and Surya Nepal and not delivering justice in other three cases being biased or lured by financial benefits.
Hearing committee's 10-day deadline for complaints registration against Joshee ended on Wednesday. After being rejected by the PHC, Joshee is on leave and Mishra has been working as the Acting Chief Justice of the apex court. Mishra is expected to face parliamentary hearings next week. If the PHC confirms his appointment, he will serve as the CJ till December 31, 2018.