SC seeks records about former CJ Parajuli’s age


The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday has sought records of the date of birth of former chief justice (SJ) Gopal Parajuli from the offices concerned.

A single bench of Justice Kedar Prasad Chalise hearing a writ petition filed by advocate Hem Mani Subedi demanding cancellation of swearing-in of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has sought the documents about the Judicial Council decision to recommend Parajuli as CJ, its decision about his age dispute, the Constitutional Council decision to recommend him for CJ, and the resignation he submitted to President Bhandari.

Parajuli had administered oath of office and secrecy to President Bhandari after Secretary of the Judicial Council Nripa Dhwaj Niraula had already sacked Parajuli o March 14.

Parajuli had resigned on March 15 a day after he was sacked. Parajuli was relieved of duty on the issue of age dispute by Secretary Niraula stating he crossed the age limit of 65 years on August 5, 2017.

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