HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Ten days after a judicial commission was formed to probe Justice Rana Bahadur Bam’s murder, the commission led by former justice Prem Sharma sought suggestions from all three-tiers of the judiciary regarding the security of judges and courts in the country.
The commission sought suggestions from the Supreme Court, all appellate courts and district courts on the issue so as to recommend measures for the security for judges to the government.
Declaring Justice Bam a martyr, the Cabinet had formed a judicial probe commission on June 15 to investigate the May 31 daylight shooting of Justice Bam.
Apparently the police are yet to make public anything regarding the assassination.
The government has given the commission two months to complete its investigation. “After setting up office, we began work today by demanding response from the courts,” Justice Sharma told The Himalayan Times. According to him, the commission will simultaneously probe the murder and find ways to improve security in the courts and for judges.
The panel has staff from the Supreme Court, Office of the Attorney General and Police Headquarters to carry out its investigation. The panel set up its office on the premises of the Supreme Court, refusing the government offer to work from Singha Durbar. “We wanted to perform our task independently therefore we set up office on the premises of the apex court,” Sharma reasoned.
According to him, the panel will also consult officials regarding police investigation and will analyse how to move forward.