Krishna Jung Rayamajhi, a former Supreme Court judge ,head of the high-level judicial commission formed to probe into atrocities committed against the pro-democracy activists during the recent people’s movement, has said that no oppressor will be spared.
Speaking at a face-to-face program organized by the Reporters’ Club in the capital Sunday, Rayamajhi said, “The commission will remain alert so as not to let the oppressors of the people go scot-free. The government should guarantee us that the culprits will not be spared punishment this time around. ” he said commission has a heavy duty to fulfill.
He further said that if legal constraints come into the way during the investigation process, necessary amendments would be made in the laws. if those who engaged in barbaric oppression on people were not brought to justice it would send a wrong message to the people.
Advocates Ram Kumar Shrestha and Ram Prasad Shrestha, both members of the commission, said the panel had authority to summon anybody suspected of suppressing the people. They said the commission would also visit the districts as part of the investigation.Senior journalist and member of the probe commission, Harihar Birahi, said the current problem of the country was the result the failure of democratic government’s in the past in taking action against the oppressors of the 1990’s popular movement.
Meanwhile, the commission is to receive a formal letter from the government by today evening regarding its jurisdiction, timeframe and other procedures. Reports said the commission would be given two months deadline to submit its recommendations.
The commission is set to begin its work from Monday.The government had formed the five-member commission on Friday.