Acting CJ calls emergency Judicial Council meeting

Kathmandu, June 22

Acting Chief Justice Dipak Kumar Karki has called an emergency meeting of the Judicial Council on Wednesday.

The meeting will address the audio of a phone call that was released on News 24 television where justice Raj Kumar Koirala is talking to a former treasurer of the Nepal Bar Association Rudra Prasad Pokharel.

In the audio, Koirala has been offered a bribe by Pokharel to release former chair of Civil Cooperative Ichya Raj Tamang on bail of Rs 100 million. Pokharel also told Koirala he would have the support of suspended chief justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana on the issue.

“This is a serious issue. We had to discuss this in detail,” said a member of the council.

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