Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Verdict on RCCC on Jan 5

Kathmandu Dec 14-The Supreme Court (SC) is scheduled to give its final verdict on the petition that challenged the legitimacy of the Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC), on January 5, 2006.

The 5-member special bench looking into the case fixed the date for the settlement of the case on Wednesday after the lawyers representing the petitioners finished presenting their argument.

Rajiv Parajuli and advocate Santosh Mahato had filed the case at the SC, demanding for the dissolution of the RCCC claiming that its formation was unconstitutional.

The special bench comprising justices Kedar Prasad Giri, Min Bahadur Rayamajhi, Ram Nagina Singh, Anup Raj Sharma and Ram Prasad Shrestha also asked both defending lawyers and petitioners to present their notes to the apex court within one week.

Senior Advocate Basu Dev Dhungana, Bar Association president Shambhu Thapa, advocate Tikaram Bhattarai and others pleaded on behalf of the petitioners today.

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