Monday, September 18, 2006

PAC Assures of Action against ‘Erring' SC Judges

The Public Account Committee (PAC) of the House of Representatives today told the lawyers representing the banks that the committee will initiate impeachment process against the SC judges who gave verdict in a case involving Mahalaxmi Sugar Mill.

The SC verdict has barred the banks from listing the Mill owned by businessman Binod Chaudhary and MP Birendra Kumar Kanoudiya on blacklist for defaulting banks’ loans.

The chairman of the committee Chitra Bahadur KC and members Dilli Raj Sharma, NP Saud, Mhan Bahadur Basnet and Lila Mani Pokhrel assured the lawyers at a hearing in the PAC meeting that they will initiate process to impeach the judges if the lawyers submitted valid grounds for the same.

“Submit in writing valid grounds to impeach the judges and we will initiate the process by presenting the report in the House,” the MPs told the lawyers.

Lawyers Purna Man Shakya, Shailendra Dahal, Prakash Wosti and Jogendra Keshari Ghimire participated in the PAC meeting today. They also said that the judges did not follow the already set SC precedents and the financial norms and ethics while deciding the case, and favored the businessmen.

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