SC justices to hear habeas corpus petitions from today

Not to sit in a division bench with Chief Justice


November 9, 2021


SC justices to hear habeas corpus petitions from today

Supreme Court justices.

KATHMANDU: Supreme Court (SC) justices, who have been boycotting benches demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana, will hear habeas corpus writs from today.

Nevertheless, the SC justices have not backed from their demand of CJ Rana’s resignation.

The judges had on Monday decided to hear habeas corpus writs at a time when CJ Rana was preparing to start regular benches with all types of cases.

The disgruntled judges agreed to hear habeas corpus cases but will not attend the division bench with the Chief Justice even in such cases. They have also decided to discard any other cases assigned except habeas corpus.

“We have agreed to continue hearing the cases of detainees from Tuesday; but will not share the bench with the Chief Justice and will not look into other cases, except that of detainees,” said Justice Hari Krishna Karki.

CJ Rana is preparing to resume hearing on all issues, including of the detainees, from Tuesday.

However, the talks team formed by the SC judges conveyed to CJ Rana that the judges are not ready to look into cases other than habeas corpus.