Sunday, 1st March 2015

Bills on extradition and organised crime act passed

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The Legislature-Parliament meeting on Tuesday passed the Extradition Bill 2070 and Organized Crime Control Bill 2070. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam presented a proposal in the parliament seeking clause-wise discussion on the bills.

Although legislators Prem Suwal, Lal Babu Raut, Kunti Kumari Sahi, Dhani Ram Poudel and Birendra Prasad Mahato proposed the amendment of the bill, the meeting disapproved it.

Responding to the queries on the bill, DPM Gautam said these bills were essential to curb crimes. He added that it was imperative to pass the bills to abide by the international obligations too.

However, he said the challenges in the implementation of the bills would be tackled gradually.

Minister for Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs, Narhari Acharya, presented a bill on mutual legal assistance 2070. It was passed by the majority of the votes.

Moreover, the meeting passed the Constituent Assembly (CA) member election bill-2070 BS.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bamdev Gautam tabled the bill at the meeting, proposing to hold clause-wise deliberations on it.

Lawmakers Chhaya Sharma, Prem Suwal, Chitra Bahadur KC and Hitraj Pandey put the amendment proposal which was rejected by the meeting.  Around 30 lawmakers took part in the deliberations and those from Tharu and Muslim community sought a separate space for each community and called for not including them under the Madhesi quota. In response, DPM Gautam pledged to internalize feedbacks given by lawmakers.