Sunday, April 14

Supreme Court quashes Silwal’s petition, allowing Ghising to return to office

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – The Supreme Court has quashed a writ petition filed by the then Member Secretary of the National Sports Council Ramesh Silwal against the government’s decision to remove him from the post of NSC member secretary.

A division bench of justices Anil Kumar Sinha and Kumar Regmi quashed the petition filed by Silwal, informed Supreme Court’s Spokesperson Bimal Poudel.

“The Supreme Court has issued a final verdict quashing the petition of Silwal. Therefore, a interim order issued in this case earlier has automatically become void,” said Poudel, adding, “This has opened the door for Tanka Lal Ghishing, who was appointed member secretary by the government, to return back to office.”

The Council of Ministers had dismissed Silwal on October 18 and appointed Ghising in his place. Silwal had moved the court against the government’s decision to fire him. As the case got prolonged in the court, Sports Minister Maheshwar Jung Gahatraj had appointed NSC employee Kul Bahadur Thapa as the acting member secretary of the sports governing body.

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