Two members refuse to sign the final report
Two members of the High Level Probe Commission, Ram Kumar Shrestha and Dr. Kiran Shrestha have refused to sign the final report expressing dissatisfaction over what they called as 'feeble' recommendation, particularly in relation with the action against the King and other top officials.
The disagreement erupted after the final report of the commission recommended action against the former home minister Kamal Thapa; royal advisors Satchit SJB Rana and Sharad Chandra Shah; former army chief Pyara Jung Thapa; former police chief Shyam Bhakta Thapa; former armed police chief Sahabir Thapa; and former chief of National Investigation Department Deviram Sharma only on the charge of misusing state coffer instead of slapping them charges of murder.
Shrestha duo refused to sign the minute of the meeting of the Commission on Thursday even though other members signed it in preparation of its formal submission to the Prime Minister on Friday. They also accused majority members of trying to protect the King from facing tough action. They were dissatisfied after the Commission report failed to firmly recommend action against the King despite finding him guilty of repression. Ram Kumar Shrestha said that they did not sign the report because its recommendations were not tough enough and could provide impunity to main culprits.