KATHMANDU, June 1: Hearing on the writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives at the Supreme Court will resume on June 6 as Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR agreed to review the composition of the Constitutional Bench following the questions raised by the petitioners and advocates.
Chief Justice Rana from the bench said, “Now, the Bench will be formed by determining the justices on the bench on the basis of seniority.”
Chief Justice Rana on Friday formed the five-member Bench under his leadership to test the constitutionality of the House dissolution, including Justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Ananda Mohan Bhattarai, Tej Bahadur KC and Bam Kumar Shrestha.
Though the hearing over the writ petitions filed against the dissolution of HoR was started from Friday, it had not moved ahead focusing on the issue following the row over formation of the bench. The petitioners demanded that Justices duo KC and Shrestha not be included in the Bench.
Saying Justice Shrestha had made a verdict over the name of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and Justice KC had quashed a petition to review the apex court’s verdict to invalidate NCP, law practitioners, who have been pleading for writ petitioners, argued that they [Shrestha