Thursday, September 29, 2005

SC told to quash pleas to free Deuba,

SinghKathmandu, September 29-Responding to a Supreme Court show cause notice regarding the jail terms slapped by the Royal Commission for Corruption Control on former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and former Minister Prakash Man Singh, the Cabinet Secretariat today urged the apex court to quash the habeas corpus petitions filed in the court seeking the release of the two leaders.

The government’s secretary, Diwakar Pant, today submitted a written reply to the court and claimed that there was no need for the Supreme Court to entertain the habeas corpus petitions as the RCCC has been working as per the existing laws.

“The writ petitions have made the Cabinet Secretariat as a defendant without any reason and thus there is no need to pass any order to it by the apex court,” the secretary added. Responding to two separate petitions seeking Deuba and Singh’s release, the apex court had issued show cause notices to the Cabinet Secretariat, along with other authorities, demanding reasons on why the two leaders were jailed.

No comments: