sushila karki chief justice
Nepal’s first female chief justice has been suspended after an impeachment motion filed against her was signed by members of parliament.
Lawmakers of ruling Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre on Sunday afternoon registered an impeachment motion against Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Sushila Karki at the Parliament Secretariat, accusing her of interfering with the executive including in the appointment of Nepal Police’s chief, breaching the principles of separation of power, influencing her fellow Justices and failing to fulfill her duties in judiciary efficiently.
Karki is the country’s first woman chief justice. More than 249 lawmakers of the ruling Nepali Congress and CPN-Maoist registered an impeachment motion against Karki on April 30 following a row over the chief justice blocking the appointment of a new police chief.