SC orders govt to protect lake

Kathmandu, August 27 :

The Supreme Court today ordered the government authorities act to protect the Bishajari Tal in Chitwan district. A division bench of Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Paudel and Khil Raj Regmi ordered the government authorities to protect the lake. Advocate Dhananjaya Khanal had filed the petition seeking the court’s order to the government to save the lake.

Meanwhile, a separate division bench of justices Rajendra Kumar Bhandari and Damodar Prasad Sharma today began hearing on whether to extend the stay order issued by the Supreme Court on August 22 to the government not to transfer former Chief Secretary Lok Man Singh Karki as an officer on special duty to the National Planning Commission.

Lawyers Komal Prakash Ghimire, Sushil Kumar Pant and Jogendra Keshari Ghimire pleaded on Karki’s behalf. The hearing will continue tomorrow.

A single bench of Justice Balram KC had issued the order to the Prime Ministers Office and Cabinet, new Chief Secretary Bhoj Raj Ghimire, Ministry of General Administration, Ministry of Finance and NPC to attend the SC.