Friday, September 21, 2007

Judicial panel to probe Kapilvastu violence
Responding to the unprecedented mayhem in Kapilvastu district, an emergency meeting of the cabinet on Thursday formed a judicial commission to carry out a probe, announced immediate relief and appealed to people to maintain communal harmony.
The meeting also condemned the violence, while appealing for calm and restraint.
According to Minister for Health Giriraj Mani Pokharel, appellate court judge Lokendra Mallik has been named as head of the three-member probe commission. Other members of the commission are Joint Attorney General Pushpa Raj Koirala and Deputy Inspector General Niraj Pun. The commission has been mandated to investigate the mayhem and prepare a report within one month.

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