Plea against bar on report-indicted

Kathmandu, July 15:

An advocate filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court today seeking an order declaring null and void a provision of the Constituent Assembly Member Election Act, 2007

which bars those indicted in the Rayamajhi Commission report from contesting elections.

Citing the provision as unconstitutional, illegal and improper, advocate Kamal Raj Dwedi filed the petition. The petitioner said this move is against equality, justice and good conscience and so it should be scrapped. The commission report had indicted 202 persons, including the vice-chairmen of the king Gyanendra-led cabinet, Dr Tulsi Giri and Kirtinidhi Bista, and the then Home Minister, Kamal Thapa.