Rayamajhi report to be out in a week: Sitaula

Kathmandu, July 28:

The government is all set to table the Rayamajhi report in the Parliament most probably within a week, Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula said today.

Sitaula made this announcement under pressure from the members of the parliament (MPs) to publicise the report at the earliest.

The Rayamajhi report has indicted 202 people, including members of the Council of Ministers led by king Gyanendra, of suppressing the Jana Andolan II. Krishna Jung Rayamajhi, chairman of the High Level Investigation Commission, had submitted the report to the government some seven months ago.

“I discussed the issue with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala this morning,” Sitaula told the House, adding that the same would be discussed and decided by the next cabinet meeting. The cabinet meeting, Sitaula said, would be called very soon, “most probably on Monday or Tuesday.”

The Home Minister assured that the Rayamajhi report would be tabled in Parliament three days after the cabinet decision.

Earlier, MP Leela Mani Pokhrel of the Janamorcha Nepal and Janardhan Sharma of the CPN (Maoist) had criticised the government for failing to publicise the Rayamajhi report even after the ruling of the Speaker on July 24. “The government must clarify what is stopping it from publicising the report,” Janardhan said during the special session of today’s Parliament. He also raised doubts as to whether the government is trying to “protect” some people who have been indicted in the Rayamajhi report.