KATHMANDU, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Nepal's Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli had been dismissed from the post, the Judicial Council said here on Wednesday.
In an official press statement, the Judicial Council stated that the chief justice had been sacked after careful examination of his birth and academic certificate that showed him having attained the superannuation age (65) seven months ago.
The Judicial Council said that it had informed the President's Office, the Prime Minister's Office, and the Ministry of Law, among other concerned agencies.
The chief justice was relieved from the post in the wake of controversy surrounding over his date of birth.
Earlier, local media had been reporting that he had obtained multiple citizenship certificates with different birth dates.
Parajuli is the first Chief Justice to be sacked in Nepal's modern judicial history, legal experts said.