Tuesday, May 15, 2007

SC show cause on use of tainted glass

The Supreme Court yesterday issued show cause notices to the government authorities, including the Ministry of Home Affairs, demanding reasons as to why certain people have been allowed to use tainted glass in their vehicles.A single bench of Justice Gauri Dhakal has given 15 days to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Labour and Transport Management, the Department of Labour and transport Management, the Police Headquarters, the Headquarters of Armed police Force, the Headquarters of Nepali Army and the Valley Traffic Police Office to submit their written affidavits.The bench was responding to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocates Bhojendra Khatri and Kirti Bahadur Karki. The petitioners accused the authorities of providing facilities to the high-ranking officials of the police and army to use tainted glass.“This is nothing but against the equality concept of the Interim Constitution and the Transport Management Act-1992,” the petitioners claimed.The advocates sought the SC order to the authorities to implement the Transport Management Act in letter and spirit.

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