CJ Rana assigns 10 benches for today, Justices resuming regular hearing after 24 days

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Kathmandu: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana has assigned 10 benches for hearing all types of cases at the Supreme Court on Friday after the Justices agreed to resume the regular hearing.

The Chief Justice has assigned nine divisional and one single bench excluding himself from the bench. Justices at the apex court, who had boycotted benches demanding Rana’s resignation, will be returning to regular hearing today after 24 days.

The Justices, who are said to be adamant about seeking CJ’s resignation became ready to resume hearing after a full court of the Supreme Court decided to pass the regulations on a lottery system for allocation of cases for hearing.

A procedure will be made for this, according to the full court that included 19 Justices. This system will come into operation only after the regulations are published in the Nepal Gazette. The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs will publish them in the Nepal gazette after their endorsement by CJ Rana.

Justices in the Supreme Court and the Nepal Bar Association, an independent legal institution of the country, have been demanding the implementation of the report submitted by apex court Justice Hari Krishna Karki that includes the allocation of hearings on the basis of a lottery.