Friday, February 24, 2006

Secy of Dissolved RCCC Seeks Job in SC

Kathmandu, Feb 24-The secretary of the dissolved Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC), Shambhu Bahadur Khadka, has sought help of the Chief Justice, Dilip Kumar Paudel, to get deployed at the Supreme Court, citing reasons that the apex court scrapped his office on February 13.

"Yesterday he filed a petition at the secretariat of the Chief Justice seeking his deployment at the SC," an official at the apex court said. He, however, informed that the CJ is yet to take any decision on the issue.

According to him, Khadka requested the CJ to deploy him temporarily in the apex court so that he can be permanently transferred to a district court.

Khadka was a judge at the Syangja District Court before the formation of the RCCC last year. "He had accepted the post of the secretary of the RCCC despite objection by the Judicial Council headed by the Chief Justice," said a council source. He said that it was unconstitutional for a judge to be deployed in an administrative post.

Prem Raj Karki, spokesperson of the RCCC, said still seven government officials have been working in the office of the RCCC to send back the documents received by concern offices while investigating corruption charges. About 100 people were working for the RCCC from various government offices.

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