Judicial Council meeting summoned after audio of Rs 100 million bribe deal leaked

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Kathmandu: Acting Chief Justice Deepak Kumar Karki has summoned a meeting of the Judicial Council for 1 pm on Wednesday after controversial audio of a judge got leaked.

Alleged audio of a bribe deal between Kathmandu District Court Judge Raj Kumar Koirala and advocate Rudra Pokharel to release businessman Ichchha Raj Tamang on bail was made public on a national television channel. News24 Television made the audio public on Tuesday.

Spokesperson of the Judicial Council Man Bahadur Karki that a meeting was convened to discuss the issue after the audio was made public.

It has been proposed to release Tamang on a deal of Rs 100 million in the audio.