Supreme Court enforces special security policy

Kathmandu, January 16:

The Supreme Court (SC), with effect from today, enforced its special security policy with an aim to prevent unauthorised persons from entering the apex court.

“We have adopted the special security policy,” assistant spokesperson for the apex court Hemanta Rawal told this daily, adding, “Now on, unauthorised persons cannot enter

the apex court premises. Persons can visit courtrooms and sections after getting permission from the court,” Rawal added.

The apex court said it adopted the policy after several groups, during the last two years, entered the court and threatened judges and court staffers to issue verdicts in their favour.

A full-court meeting of apex court justices, held two months ago, had decided to opt for the special security policy. “We will install an electronic gate and distribute special entry cards to judges, court staffers, lawyers and journalists,” Rawal said.