CJ Parajuli resigns a day after being ‘sacked’


Chief Justice (CJ) Gopal Parajuli has resigned a day after he was ‘sacked’ by Secretary of the Judicial Council Nripa Dhwaj Niraula. Parajuli, who had met President Bidhya Devi Bhandari earlier on Thursday, has submitted his resignation to the President, Attorney General Agni Kharel confirmed with Setopati.

Parajuli was relieved of duty on the issue of age dispute by Secretary of the Judicial Council on Wednesday.

Parajuli has not gone to the Supreme Court (SC) after his ‘sacking.’ Senior-most justice Deepak Raj Joshi has set up benches at the SC as acting CJ on Thursday.

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