Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Hearing on RCCC Case Deferred till Thursday

Kathmandu Dec 6-The Supreme Court (SC) deferred the hearing on the case filed against the Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC) till Thursday, as the defending lawyers couldn’t complete their argument on Tuesday.

Advocates Kamakshya Lal Karna, Laxmi Prasad Pokhrel, Mohan Prasad Acharya and Raj Kumar Thapa pleaded on behalf of the RCCC today, claiming that the formation and giving continuity to the royal anti-graft body was legitimate.

They claimed that the RCCC was formed as per the provisions of the Constitution.On behalf of the petitioners, advocates Santosh Kumar Mahato and Rajiv Parajuli are yet to present their arguments before the apex court.

A special five-member bench of justices Kedar Prasad Giri, Min Bahadur Rayamajhi, Ram Nagina Singh, Anup Raj Sharma and Ram Prasad Shrestha is looking into the case.

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