Writ petition by DIG Silwal quashed; DIG Silwal resigns from Nepal Police after SC verdict

Supreme CourtKathmandu / Sept. 12: The writ petition filed by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Nepal Police Nawaraj Silwal, challenging NP decision to not promote him to IGP, has been quashed by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

An extended full bench including Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli decided to annul the writ, arguing that the decision of the Government to appoint Prakash Aryal as the IGP was legal and hence there was no need to move ahead with the writ filed by Silwal.

In addition to Chief Justice Parajuli, the extended full bench comprised Justices Om Prakash Mishra, Kedar Prasad Chalise, Sharada Prasad Ghimire, Meera Khadka, Prakash Man Singh Rawat and Pursottam Bhandari.

DIG Silwal resigns from Nepal Police after SC verdict
Meanwhile, DIG Navaraj Silwal on Tuesday announced his resignation from Nepal Police after the Supreme Court quashed his writ petition filed against IGP appointment.

Issuing a press statement this evening Silwal said he reached to this decision after the apex court annulled his writ and approved DIG Praksah Aryal promotion to the Inspector General of Nepal Police.

“It was a long battle for justice to professional right,” Silwal said in the statement.

An extended full bench including Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli and Justices Om Prakash Mishra, Kedar Prasad Chalise, Sharda Prasad Ghimire, Mira Khadka, Prakashman Singh Raut and Purospottam Bhandari made the decision today.

He thanked all his well wishers, citizens and Nepal Police for their continual support. RSS

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