NCP lawmakers planning to move impeachment motion against CIAA Commissioner Pathak

Raj Narayan Pathak, CIAA

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmakers are planning to move an impeachment motion against Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak if does not resign from the post.

The NCP parliamentarians have asked resignation of Pathak on moral ground for his the alleged involvement in a Rs. 7.8 million rupees corruption case. According to Nepal Khabar, some CIAA commissioners, government secretaries and the ruling party lawmakers have claimed to have watched the video of Pathak taking the bribe.

Article 101 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal states that one fourth of the total number of the members of the House of Representatives may move a motion of impeachment against the Chief Justice of Nepal or a Judge of the Supreme Court, member of the Judicial Council, chief or official of a Constitutional Body on the ground of his or her failure to fulfill his or her duties of office because of serious violation of this Constitution and law, incompetence or misconduct or failure to discharge the duties of office honestly or serious violation of the code of conduct.

“If he does not resign from the post, we will use the rights as parliamentarians to file the impeachment motion against him,” said Yogesh Bhattarai, a leader of NCP.

If the motion is passed by at least two thirds majority of the total number of the members of the House of Representatives, Khadka will be relieved of his office.