The Supreme Court on Friday has issued a stay order at the appointment of Karki till the next hearing on April7. A single bench of Justice Sushila Karki issued the interim order to halt the appointment process till the next hearing. The apext court has also directed both defendants and petitioner to appear before the court and asked the defendants to furnish a clarification on why Karki was being appointed to head the CIAA.
The ‘High-level Political Committee’ of UCPN-Maoist, NC, CPN-UML and UDMF had recommended Lokman Singh Karki to the Chief of Commission on Investigation into Abuse of Authority (CIAA)
In the past CIAA had convicted Karki of and declared him not eligible for the government services in future. Karki was accused of suppressing the People’s Movement-II (2006) during the regime of King Gyanendra Shah. He was also accused of amassing properties through illegal means during his tenure at the Department of Customs as director general.
The student organizations including the ALL Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), and ALL Nepal National Independent Students Union (ANNISU)-Revolutionary are on protest and demanding a quick resignation and further investigation.
CIAA is the state of anti-corruption agency in Nepal.