Saturday, June 09, 2007

Court orders probe into HR activist's death

The Supreme Court Friday issued an order to the government to investigate into the case of the murder of human rights activist Dayaram Pariyar and local Ram Chandra Yadav under criminal jurisdiction and finalise the case at the earliest.A division bench of justices Balaram KC and Kalyan Shrestha ordered to the government, including Home Ministry and the Police Headquarters, to immediately furnish replies to the two-year-old case.Pariyar, an employee of the National Human Rights Commission, and Yadav were shot dead in 2062 BS.Advocate Ratna Bahadur Bagchand and late Dayaram's brother Prakash Chandra Pariyar filed a writ petition demanding actions against DSP Prakash Raj Sharma and others, accusing them of being involved in the shooting.

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