Sunday, July 30, 2006

No Reason To Suspend COAS: SC

The Supreme Court today ruled that there were no reasons to suspend the Chief of Army Staff General Pyar Jung Thapa in a case filed by HURON demanding SC order to suspend Thapa for accusing him of playing a role in the killing and suppression of people during the people’s movement, disappearance of citizens and extra-judicial killing of commoners and Maoists.

The court gave the verdict responding to a petition filed on behalf of HURON, a human rights organization, demanding Thapa’s suspension. Advocates Baburam Giri, Ashik Ram Karki and Borna Bahadur Karki had appealed to the Supreme Court to suspend Thapa. They had moved the court after the government did not suspend Thapa, unlike the chiefs of other security bodies, following the success of the movement.

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