Govt body flouts SC directive again and again

Kathmandu, November 27:

The Supreme Court today sought help from government secretaries to implement its directives issued to the Land Reform Office to submit documents related to a case pending in the court.

The apex court sought help from the secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, secretary at the Ministry of Land Reform and the Director General of the Department of Land Reform.

The Supreme Court said the Saptari-based Land Reform Office did not send documents related to a case despite its six directives. The Supreme Court, in writing, asked the government authorities to implement its directives and warned to initiate a contempt of court case if the directive is not implemented.

The SC was acting on a writ petition filed by Sabina Thapa against the government. Thapa had moved the Supreme Court after she lost a case at the Land Reform Office.

The court added that the judicial process has been disturbed and it has been unable to issue a verdict on the case due to the negligence of the Land Reform Office.