Tuesday, December 04, 2007

SC transferred some officials as punishment

Responding to a recommendation by a panel of judges, the Supreme Court transferred some of its officials to some remote districts as punishment for their involvement in a controversial corruption scandal.
Those transferred for their involvement in trying to influence the court proceedings as per the request of a petitioner included non-gazetted officials from the Supreme Court, the Appellate Court Patan and the Kathmandu District Court, Narayan Bhattarai to Khotang, Rajendra Wagle to Mustang, Ram Singh Dhami to Solukhumbu and Tulsi Ram Paudel to Pyuthan districts. The SC has decided to transfer 186 officials including those involved in the corruption scandal, it is learnt.
“The officials were transferred as per the recommendation of a judges’ panel and the others have got their transfer orders as per the regular process,” SC assistant Spokesperson Hemanta Rawal . According to him, the judges’ panel comprised of SC justices Top Bahadur Magar, Damodar Prasad Sharma and Ram Kumar Prasad Shah.

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