Writ filed against four parties' bid to 'appoint Karki as CIAA chief'
A writ petition has been filed at apex court demanding that SC direct the government and four major political parties not to appoint former Chief Secretary Lok Man Singh Karki as head of the country's anti-graft watchdog.
Petitioner Advocate Om Prakash Aryal said he filed the petition based on media reports that four major parties have recommended the government to appoint Karki as head of the Commission for Investigation of Authority. In the writ, Aryal has argued that Karki was not fit for the position as he has been accused of misconduct in the past.
Karki was chief secretary during the direct rule of former king Gyanendra Shah.
He was one of the people held 'responsible' for oppressing the Second People's Movement by the High-Level Investigation Commission, headed by former Justice Krishna Jung Rayamajhi, the writ states. This makes him unfit for the post, it adds. Nepalnews.com