A-G wants reforms in justice

Kathmandu, Nov 29:

The Attorney-General, Pawan Kumar Ojha, submitted the annual report for the fiscal year 2060/61 to the minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Niranjan Kumar Thapa, amid a programme organised here today.

The annual report, among others, has called on the government to promulgate a separate Act defining the rights, duties and responsibilities of the Attorney-General and reform the criminal justice system prevalent in the country.

The existing criminal justice system has become ineffective due to several shortcomings, the report has said, suggesting that separate benches should be set up in every court to tackle crimes.

The report has called on the government to boost the morale of the government attorneys by providing more facilities to them.

The annual report has also called on the government to include the Attorney-General in the Judicial Council by amending the relevant constitutional provision and reminded the government to implement the recommendations made by previous annual reports.