KATHMANDU— Senior advocate Kusum Shrestha has passed away at the age of 83. Shrestha who was admitted to the Thapathali-based Norvic International Hospital after he complained of breathing difficulty died at 5:35 am today, Nepal Law Society (NLS) executive director Krishna Man Pradhan said.
Shrestha was born in Bandipur of Tanahu district and had received the LLB degree from Kolkata of India. He was the first president of the Nepal Bar Association (NBA).
Shrestha as a legal practitioner had pleaded then democratic leaders including BP Koirala during the Panchayat regime.
Administrative Court Nepal chair Kashiraj Dahal said Shrestha had played an important role in the development of law education and constitutional development at home.
His mortal body will be kept at the NBA premises from 1:00-4:00 pm tomorrow for last tributes and his last rites will be conducted at the Pashupati Aryaghat tomorrow evening, according to the family source.
Official nabbed red-handed with bribe money
MAHOTTARI— A first class non-gazatted official working at Land Revenue Office in Mahottari was held red-handed along with Rs 10,000 in bribe money.
Nayab Subba Dhak Bahadur Karki was held by a team of the anti-graft body Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Saturday afternoon. He is charged of accepting bribe money from a service seeker while managing documents in regard to land.
The CIAA Office based in Bardibas said that Karki would be booked as per the Corruption Control Act.
It is said that Nayab Subba Karki was transferred to the Mahottari Land Revenue Office just some months ago.