KATHMANDU: Commissioner Deep Basnyat has taken responsibility of the Commission for the Investigation of Authority (CIAA) as the Acting Chief on Thursday.

CIAA assistant spokesperson Khagendra Prasad Rijal informed that Basnyat took the charge after anti-graft body Chief Lok Man Singh Karki faced automatic suspension following the registration of an impeachment motion against him by 157 lawmakers from the governing CPN Maoist Centre and CPN-UML.

After the commencement of impeachment proceedings under the Article 101.2, according to the Article 101.6, the chief or official of any constitutional body shall not be allowed to discharge the duties of his or her office pending the settlement of such proceedings.