Supreme Court switches to lottery system to assign benches for hearings

Dec 01, 2021
Court HD

Kathmandu: The Supreme Court (SC) has begun a lottery system to form and assign benches for hearing cases from today and the practice is historic in Nepal’s judiciary.

Through the lottery draw, 11 benches (nine division and two single) were formed today at the apex court to hear different sorts of cases.

The division bench comprising Harikrishna Karki and Bam Kumar Shrestha has been assigned to hear the least single case while the bench of Anil Kumar Singha and Kumar Regmi has been assigned to conduct hearings on the highest 43 cases.

Likewise, the bench of Deepak Kumar Karki and Tanka Bahadur Moktan has been given to deal with 16 cases while the bench of Hari Krishna Karki and Sushmalata Mathema has 28 cases for the hearing.

Bishwambhar Shrestha and Bam Kumar Shrestha are to join a bench to respond to 15 cases and Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma will share a bench to hear 15 cases.