Nepal Today

Thursday, May 31, 2012

FINAL RITES OF JUSTICE BAM FRIDAY Kathmandu, 31 May:: The body of the Supreme Court (SC) Justice Rana Bahadur Bam, killed on Thursday morning, would be kept on the SC premises from 8-11am on Friday for the final tribute, RSS reports. The plenary meeting of the SC on Thursday paid tribute to the late Justice Bam and extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. Similarly, the SC Vice-Spokesperson Hemana Rawal said the meeting decided to perform the last rites of the late Bam at Aryaghat with the state honour. Justice Bam was gunned down at Sankhamul in the capital at 11:00am Thursday. Nnnn CHIEF JUSTICE SAYS SHOOTING ATTACK ON JIDICIARY AND RULE OF LAW Kathmandu, 31 May: Chief Justice Khilraj Regmi has said the attack on Justice was the attack on entire judiciary and rule of law, RSS reports. Chief Justice Regmi said this with the office bearers of the Legal Journalists' Forum after an unidentified gang gunned down the Supreme Court (SC) Justice Rana Bahadur Bam on Thursday. The judiciary faced such kind of threat for the first time, he said, adding that such serious incident has questioned the security of the judiciary. Meanwhile, different organisations have expressed grief and vehemently condemned the murder of SC Justice Bam. Issuing separate press releases, they said the attack on Justice Bam was the attack on entire judiciary. They have strongly demanded the government to heed security to every people in the country. Also, they wished eternal peace to the departed soul and extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. In the press releases, the Civil Servants' Association, Nepal Bar Association, Nepal Democratic Lawyers' Association, Nepal Civil Servant's Union, Appellate Court Bar Association, Patan, Constitutional and Legal Journalists' Forum, Human Rights and Peace Society and the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal demanded the government to immediately arrest the murder and bring him to book. They also wished the injured security persons speedy recovery. nnnn CIAA ASKS PARLIAMENT NOT TO PAY LAST INSTALMENT TO FORMER LAWMAKERS Kathmandu, 31 May: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has decided to write to the Parliament Secretariat to not pay the former lawmakers until it concludes investigation, RSS reports. CIAA Spokesperson and Joint Secretary, Ishwari Prasad Paudel, informed media that CIAA meeting on Thursday decided to study how and why the Parliament Secretariat was distributing money to the former lawmakers. The CIAA would study the documents in the Secretariat about the distribution of money, he added. The CIAA came up with this decision after taking stock complaint filed to this regard. Even the newspapers published from the capital had reported that the Parliament Secretariat was distributing bonus to the former lawmakers and squandering Rs 30 million state coffers (Note: But many lawmakers have already collected their dies.) nnnn


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