Rayamajhi panel given more time

Kathmandu, October 25:

The tenure of the High-Level Investigation Commission headed by former Supreme Court Justice Krishna Jung Rayamajhi has been extended by another three weeks.

The term of the commission probing the suppression of the April mass movement was supposed to end on Friday. A cabinet minister told this daily today that the government has decided to extend the panel’s tenure till November 16. “We extended the panel’s tenure following a request,” he said.

Saying it was still working on its report on the suppression and killings during the Jana Andolan-II, the panel had recently asked the government to extend its tenure. According to the spokesperson of the commission, Dilli Raman Acharya, commission members are working hard and will submit their findings to the government as soon as possible.