Constitutional Bench starts hearing on writs against House dissolutionChief Justice Rana has picked Hari Krishna Karki, Bishowambhar Prasad Shrestha, Anil Kumar Sinha and Tej Bahadur KC as members of the Bench.
The Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court has started a hearing on 13 writs filed against the decision of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to dissolve the House of Representatives as per the recommendation of the KP Sharma Oli government on Sunday.
The five-member bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Sushmer Rana started the hearing on the writs. Twelve of them 12 were sent to the Constitutional Bench by Rana’s single bench on Wednesday. One was directly sent to the Bench on Monday.
“The hearing has started,,” Kishor Poudel, a media expert at the Supreme Court, told the Post.
Before the start of the hearing, Rana on Friday morning constituted the bench comprising Justices Hari Krishna Karki, Bishowambhar Prasad Shrestha, Anil Kumar Sinha and Tej Bahadur KC.
The Bench led by the chief justice has four justices as members.
Though the chief justice has an authority to pick four justices from the 14-member roster prepared based on the recommendation of the Judicial Council, there was a practice to constitute a Constitutional Bench from among senior most justices.
Rana, however, has not picked Deepak Kumar Karki and Meera Khadka who are the second and third senior most justices after him.