Tuesday, December 27, 2005

I will obey constitution and laws : New AG

Kathmandu, Dec 27-The newly appointed Attorney General, Laxmi Bahadur Nirala, on monday said that he would not do anything against the 1990 Constitution and other existing laws of the nation.

“I will not go beyond the parameters of the constitution and laws,” Nirala told journalists after King Gyanendra administered him the oath of office and secrecy at the Royal Palace this evening.

The senior advocate turned Attorney General claimed that he did not defend the King unconstitutionally while defending the controversial Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC) in the Supreme Court.

He said no one could question the King’s actions. Nirala had defended the formation of the RCCC by the King and claimed that the RCCC was formed within the constitutional parameters.

Directing his colleagues, Nirala asked them to perform under the constitution and laws and not to be influenced by anyone. “Work smoothly under legal limits,” he said.

Senior officials of the Office of the Attorney General welcomed him when he went there to take charge of his office.

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