Friday, August 18, 2006

Tehrathum Court quashes appeal for compensation

Tehrathum District Court quashed an appeal of a woman who had claimed to get compensated for excessive jail terms that she had served.

Padma Maya Gurung of Budhabare VDC in Dhankuta was jailed for 20 years on charge of murder in 2048 B.S. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court issued a verdict on her behalf and gave decision to release her in 2053 B.S. However, Gurung had to remain under custody until the district court received the Supreme Court verdict in 2059.

Gurung had claimed for the compensation for the five years from 2053 B.S. to 59.

The court dismissed her appeal after showing that there was no such provision for providing compensation.

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