Panel’s appeal to people

Kathmandu, November 17:

The Investigation panel headed by appellate court judge Lokendra Malik formed to find the whereabouts of three missing persons today publicly called people to provide information if they have any information about the whereabouts of Rajendra Prasad Dhakal, Bipin Bhandari and Dil Bahadur Rai. The trio has been missing.

“We have appealed to people to provide clues to us if they have any so that we can find whereabouts of missing people,” Chairman of the commission, Mallik, told journalists at a press conference organised by the panel today.

The Supreme Court had formed the three-member panel to investigate into the matter. Government joint attorney Saroj Gautam and advocate Govinda Bandi are the other two members of the panel.

Dhakal is missing since more then ten years and the whereabouts of the other two are not known since the past three years. Responding to habeas corpus cases, a division bench of SC justices Khil Raj Regmi and Kalyan Shrestha had set up the panel to investigate into the cases.

The panel is preparing to investigate police offices and army barracks and to interrogate security officials to find out the whereabouts of the missing people.