Prez calls for scientific crime analysis to establish rule of law

By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Dec. 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari said on Sunday that a scientific investigation of the crime and its effective prosecution could help establish the rule of law in the nation.
The state agencies, including the Office of the Attorney General and Nepal Police should play an effective role to book the culprits and provide justice to the victims, the President said while inaugurating the 2nd conference of the government lawyers in the capital.
The capacity of the government attorneys should be enhanced as the nature of crime has changed with the change in society and time, she said.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that the government institutions should remain aloof from the political manipulation and should deliver services to the people without any biasness.
The government agencies should have a similar level of understanding of laws while delivering services and justice to the people, he said.
The Prime Minister said that the government institutions had the greater responsibility to maintain rule of law in the nation. “People have delivered such responsibility to the government and its institutions by completing the political movements,” he said.
The government was effortful to bring about prosperity in the nation with social justice and equality, PM Oli said. “We not only have a stable government, but also stability in the national policy and vision
Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra said that it would be easy to deliver justice if there were an effective and scientific investigation into any crime. “The role of such professionals -- government attorneys and police officers-- should be effective as per the need of the time,” he said.
Chairman of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina seconded the view that understanding of laws should be similar among the law enforcing agencies to ensure effective implementation of the Constitution and the new laws, including the panel code.
“There is a need of a scientific investigation of crime and effective prosecution to bring change in the society by ensuring rule of law in the nation,” he said.
Inspector General of the Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal said that the Police was ready to go ahead in the area of crime investigation by correcting the lapses noticed in the past.
President of Nepal Bar Association Sher Bahadur KC said that there should be full implementation of the Constitution, ending state of impunity. The role of the government attorneys should be focused on ending state of impunity, he said.
Attorney general Agni Prasad Kharel presided over the inaugural session and Deputy Attorney General Kiran Paudel was honoured with the title of the ‘attorney of the year’. Paudel also received cash prize and certificate for being the best attorney of the year.
The government attorneys from across the nation will discuss various issues ranging from the new panel code to constitutional issues in the three-day conference.


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