Suspension on lawmaker Gurung lifted

Himal Press 24 Apr 2024
Suspension on lawmaker Gurung lifted

KATHMANDU: The suspension on the member of the House of Representatives, Tek Bahadur Gurung, has been lifted.

Issuing a notice on Wednesday, the Federal Parliament Secretariat stated that the suspension on the Nepali Congress lawmaker has been revoked as per an order from the Supreme Court.

On March 29, the apex court’s division bench of Justices Manoj Kumar Sharma and Binod Sharma revoked the Federal Parliament Secretariat’s decision to suspend Gurung, who had been convicted of corruption by the Special Court. The bench ruled that the suspension was against the spirit of the constitution and the Act Relating to the Federal Parliament Secretariat.

Gurung was elected to the House of Representatives from the Manang constituency in the November 2022 general election.

The Federal Parliament Secretariat suspended him on December 22, 2022, stating that a corruption case against him is sub judice in the Special Court.

The Special Court, in March last year, found Gurung and six others guilty of involvement in irregularities worth Rs 315.21 million while leasing out the land at Bhrikuti Mandap to a private party. Gurung was the Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare when the decision to lease out land was made.


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