Two more judges expelled for bad conduct, incompetenceLast Friday, the Judicial Council had sacked Tulsipur High Court judge Renuka Shah.
The meeting of the Judicial Council held on Friday decided to expel two judges–one from high court and the other from district court–citing bad conduct and lack of competence.
The council led by Acting Chief Justice Deepak Kumar Karki decided to expel Najarulla Ansari, judge of Jumla High Court, and Lok Jung Shah, judge of District Court Bardiya, on charges of bad conduct and lack of competence.
The meeting also decided to warn judge Babita Upreti, judge of Tulsipur High Court, for her incompetent decisions.
“Today’s meeting expelled two judges and decided to warn a high court judge,” said Man Bahadur Karki, spokesperson of the Judicial Council. “On Sunday, Acting Chief Justice Deepak Kumar Karki will endorse these decisions.”
Last Friday, the Judicial Council had expelled Tulsipur High Court judge Renuka Shah saying she was not qualified for her job.
Shah, who was the judge of Tulsipur High Court’s Butwal Bench, was appointed on April 3, 2019 by the meeting of the Judicial Council led by suspended Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana.
According to officials at the Judicial Council, to appease the former Chief Justice Ram Kumar Prasad Shah, Chief Justice Rana had appointed Renuka, his daughter, without verifying her qualifications.
The Judicial Council can appoint a person practicing law continuously for a decade as high court judge. However, Rana had appointed Renuka, who was affiliated to the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) and had not met the criteria.