Protest demanding justice for Sita Rai enters day II
KATHMANDU, DEC 29 -
According to activists, they have been compelled to continue protest as Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai refused to accept their petition yesterday.
The protest ers have launched a campaign on Twitter and Facebook and put up a petition online to press the authorities concerned to book the guilty.
The demands include formation of a monitoring committee to look into the cases, suspension of high-profile officials, including the director general and the director of the Immigration Department to facilitate the investigation into Rai’s case. They demanded the accused be charged under criminal law, departmental action be taken against them and report prepared by a joint secretary-led probe panel be made public.
The Home Ministry had on Monday suspended section officers Ram Prasad Koirala and Tika Pokharel for their involvement in the Rai case. Senior non-gazetted official Somnath Khanal and police constable Parsuram Basnet are in police custody. Rai, a 21-year old migrant worker, was robbed by immigration officials upon her arrival from Saudi Arabia at the Tribhuvan International Airport and subsequently “ rape d” by the police constable.
Posted on: 2012-12-29 12:14