Panel starts probing RCCC activities

Kathmandu, November 13:

A committee formed recently to investigate the excessive use of legal power by the disbanded Royal Commission for Corruption Control started its job today.

Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Paudel today administered the oath of office to the chairman of the committee, Madhav Prasad Ojha, while Ojha in turn administered the oath to the other members.

“We started our job from today,” a member of the panel, Ram Prasad Gaudel, said.

The government has set up the panel’s office in the Birendra International Convention Centre. The committee has been given 45 days to investigate and submit its report.

The committee was set up by the council of ministers under the chairmanship of Ojha, a former appellate court judge. Chitra Dev Joshi, Ram Prasad Gaudel and Bijaya Kumar Singh are the members, while Baburam Regmi is the member secretary.

Meanwhile, CJ Dilip Kumar Paudel today transferred judge of the Patan Appellate Court, Shambhu Bahadur Khadka, to the Dipayal Appellate Court. Khadka had worked as the secretary of the disbanded RCCC. Khadka had been promoted as the appellate court judge from the district court after he had served in the RCCC.