Nepal’s apex court restricts Regmi from assuming CJ’s role

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s apex court on Monday issued directives to the Chairman of Interim Electoral Council Khilaraj Regmi for not executing any task by assuming the power of Chief Justice.

Though Regmi has been leading the IEC as per the political understanding between political parties, he has not resigned as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court which he plans to rejoin after a political government is formed by holding CA elections.

A single bench sitting of supreme court justice Girish Chandra Lal imposed such restriction upon Regmi while responding to writ petition filed by advocate Dr. Chandra Kant Gyanwali.

In the petition Gyanwali had urged the court to restrict Regmi from addressing himself as the Chief Justice until he is chairman to the IEC and also for restricting him from performing any role in the capacity of Chief Justice.