The government has revoked honours offered to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Durje Kumar Rai and Superintendent of Police (SP) Kuber Singh Rana, Tuesday.
The honours committee led by Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar met at Singha Durbar this afternoon and decided to revoke the honours to the controversial police officers after criticism from all quarters.
Rai and Rana have been accused of suppressing the 2006 people's movement and human rights violations. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) as well as a commission formed after the people's movement to probe cases of suppressions had recommended action against Rai and Rana.
The honours committee also conceded its weakness in selecting persons to be awarded due to lack of time. It has formed a sub-committee to work out a criteria for awarding such honours in the coming days.
The honours committee comprises of DPM Gachchhadar, home minister Bhim Rawal, home secretary Govind Kusum, former secretary Som Nath Paudel and former Additional Inspector General (AIG) Govind Thapa.
Issuing a press statement Tuesday evening, the home ministry confirmed the awards offered to Rana and Rai had been revoked.
Meanwhile, a writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding the honours given by the government on the occasion of second Republic Day be revoked.
Advocates representing INHURED International filed the petition claiming the selection of persons for the honours was against the spirit of the interim constitution.
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