Kathmandu: The Nepal Army will maintain vigil due to the "unfolding events" in the country, it said in an unusual move hours after an impeachment motion was registered in the parliament against the first woman chief justice.
Top officials have decided to maintain vigil in view of the challenges to security from "unfolding events", the army's media wing said in a statement, without explaining what it meant by unfolding events.
It said the officials also reviewed overall security situation in Nepal.
Karki, 64, has been automatically suspended from the position after the motion was registered.
A total of 249 lawmakers from the ruling Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist-Centre) have signed the motion.
Nidhi leads the Nepali Congress, the largest constituent of the ruling coalition mustered by Prime Minister Prachanda.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Kamal Thapa has expressed his displeasure against the motion.
Thapa, also the chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, in a tweet said the motion was not just unfortunate but objectionable.