Prosecute criminals: SC

KATHMANDU: Supreme Court on Friday directed the government authorities to bring criminals to book.

Mentioning a case rejected by the District Police Office Dhanusa on October 8, 2003 a division bench of Justices Damodar Prasad Sharma and Prakash Osti directed the government authorities to punish the culprits by registering the First Information Report (FIR). “The criminals deserve punishment therefore register the FIR and investigate and prosecute the criminals,” the bench added.

The state cannot turn a deaf ear at the responsibility of investigating and prosecuting the criminals since it is the duty of the government, the bench further said.

The bench was responding to a writ petition filed by Jaya Kishwor Lav whose son Sanjeev died while returning from a picnic trip. The police failed to provide details of Karna’s death while the details of the others who died in the same accident were provided. Lav moved the apex court when Dhanusa District Police Office had declined to register the FIR over the case and unveil the mystery behind his son’s death.