Kathmandu, Oct 11-The report by a three-member Justice panel investigating the alleged corruption by Supreme Court Justice Paramananda Jha while releasing a drug peddler Dil Bahadur Gurung on bail will be produced before the Judicial Council headed by Chief Justice soon. “The panel will submit the report to the Council immediately after Dashain,” a highly- placed source at the Supreme Court told himalaya times reports. He added that the panel had already completed its investigation on the alleged corruption by Justice Jha.
The Committee has recorded the statements by Justice Jha and the lawyers who pleaded on behalf of Gurung. “Jha claimed that it was his job to release Gurung on bail since no direct evidence was produced against him. Justice Jha was accused of taking bribe while releasing Gurung who was arrested two years ago from Kathmandu while trying to smuggle 779 kg of marijuana. “Jha denied that he took any bribe or was influenced by anyone while releasing Gurung,” the source said quoting justice Jha. Justice Anup Raj Sharma, Khil Raj Regmi and Ram Prasad Shrestha have been investigating the issue.