Top court warns anti-graft agency of action for not abiding by its orderJustices ask the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority to furnish the file related to Govinda Raj Joshi in 15 days.
Tika R Pradhan
The Supreme Court has warned the constitutional anti-graft body of action for not furnishing the file related to Govinda Raj Joshi for the last five years.
A division bench of Judges Sapana Pradhan Malla and Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada on Thursday directed the secretary of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to produce the document within the next 15 days or face action.
The apex court has directed the commission to produce the decisions of May 8, 2003 to file a corruption case against Joshi.
“It is objectionable that the commission has not provided the documents for around five years even when the court has repeatedly corresponded for the records of its decisions and the records of the registrar about the action. This has caused delay and obstruction in imparting justice and unnecessary hassle to the parties of the case,” states the decision of the Supreme Court. The apex court has also asked the CIAA secretary and other officials why they need not face action for the delay and obstructing the process of imparting justice.
The CIAA had filed a case against former Nepali Congress leader Joshee in 2003 while the Supreme Court had issued an order to the commission to furnish its decisions of 2003 on October 15, 2014.
After the Special Court gave a clean chit to Joshi, the CIAA had moved the apex court for appeal.
The Supreme Court was preparing to decide on the case but was obstructed due to the lack of necessary documents and therefore issued the order to the commission.