KDC accuses army, police of non-cooperation

KATHMANDU: The annual report of the Kathmandu District Court submitted today to Chief Justice Min Bahadur Rayamajhi has accused high-ranking army and police officers of non cooperation while receiving court notices, hampering the adjudication process.

“Jails and detention centres have also been barring court staffs who deliver court notices,” read the KDC report. The KDC report of the fiscal 2008/09 stated that such ignorance and negligence would hamper legal process due to insufficient paperwork.

Gopal Banstola, registrar, KDC, accused police officers of non cooperation specially in cases registered against them. The report also stated that people affiliated with political parties were not cooperative while receiving court notices. It said that some persons affiliated with such parties had also threatened lives of staffs delivering the notices. The KDC has stressed the need of coordination with high-ranking officials in order for cooperation from all the sectors for the smooth running of the legal process. The court also urged to take action against persons not cooperating while serving them court notices irrespective of their political affiliation. It also urged for the safety of court officials deployed in the field to serve the notices. Binod Singh, spokesperson, Nepal Police, said they would investigate into the cases as reported by the court and would take action against the guilty.

Security cover plea granted

KATHMANDU: The government is all set to provide security to Kathmandu District Court from Wednesday. Citing growing clashes and hooliganism in the court, the KDC judges on Monday met CJ Min Bahadur Rayamajhi to draw his attention to the security concern. During the meeting, the CJ directed SC Registrar Ram Krishna Timalsena to contact concerned authorities to arrange security immediately.

When Timalsena directed Home ministry officials, the security was arranged. A team of 12 police personnel will keep a vigil at the KDC, Hemanta Rawal, assistant spokesperson, SC, told mediapersons. The judiciary has asked for the security of its courts, particularly in the Tarai districts. — HNS