Monday, November 20, 2006

High level probe commission submits its report to PM

The high-level commission formed to probe the atrocities committed to suppress the April movement of the country has submitted its report to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala at his official residence in Baluwatar this morning.
Members of the commission informed that the report recommended the government to take necessary action against two hundred and two persons who were found guilty in killings and suppression.The panel had interrogated 294 persons for their alleged roles in suppressing the people's movement II. However, King Gyanendra did not respond the questions sent by the commission to clarify his role as then head of the government.
Chief of the Commission, former Supreme Court Justice Krishna Jung Rayamajhi said that they have made the report as per the people’s aspiration respecting the Rule of Law.He further said that they had documented all the incidents of rights violations during the Jana Andolan (People’s Movement) II.On the disagreement expressed by two members of the probe commission in the report, Rayamajhi said it is their right to express dissatisfaction.
Similarly, talking to journalists after submitting the report, one of the members of the commission, Hari Har Birahi said that the report recommended for action against all members of then council of ministers, administrators among others. King Gyanendra was the chair of the then council of ministers.Birahi quoted Prime Minister Koirala as saying that the government would implement the report as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, two members of the commission, Dr Kiran Shrestha and Ram Kumar Shrestha, who expressed their dissatisfaction over the report, said that they had submitted a separate report to the PM.

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