SC’s show cause notice

Kathmandu, August 10:

The Supreme Court today issued show cause notice to the government authorities to clarify whether a separate Witness Protection Act to protect witnesses was needed.

Responding to a PIL filed by advocates Meera Dhungana and Lokhari Basyal, a single bench of Justice Kalyan Shrestha issued the notice. The bench has put the issue on priority list. Demanding the SC’s order to promulgate a separate Witness Protection Act and implement the Government Case Act, 1992, the petitioners had moved the court.