Government declares Justice Bam Martyr

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to declare Justice of the Supreme Court, Rana Bahadur Bam, who was murdered on May 31, martyr.

Minister for Education, Dinanath Sharma informed that the meeting of the Council of the Ministers held this morning formed a three-member probe commission under the chairmanship of former Justice Prem Prasad Sharma to carry out investigation into the murder case of Justice Bam.

Prem Raj Karki of the Office of Attorney General and Naresh Gurung of Police headquarters are other members of the Commission.

The government is to provide Rs. one million financial assistance to the family of Bam. Today’s meeting also decided that the government will bear all expenses made at Norvic International Hospital during his treatment.

Two persons on a motorcycle had shot dead Bam at Sankhamul while he was on way to his office after visiting Bagalamukhi Temple located in Lalitpur. Two others were also injured in the same incident.

The meeting also decided to give consent in principle to the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation to move ahead works of completing formulation of laws for establishment of a Forest Products Authority.

The meeting also decided to accept a total grant assistance of Rs. 5.67 billion rupees including 4.096 billion yen for the third portion of the Sindhuli-Bardibas road project and 901 million yen to be provided for prevention works in landslide affected areas of the second portion of the same project provided to Nepal Government by the Japan Government.

The meeting decided to authorize Finance Secretary/Joint Secretary to sign the letters of exchange on the grant on behalf of the Government of Nepal. Likewise, the meeting decided to extend the term of the Probe Committee formed to investigate the death of Yadav Poudel, a journalist of Jhapa, for 15 days from June 3.

The government decided to approve the visit to Nepal by Indian Chief of Army General Bikram Singh. It also decided to recommend to president for giving away decorations and honour from the president to Indian army chief for allowing to enjoy the respect and honor of a Nepal Army General. RSS

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