SC hearing case on Fewa Lake postponed again

Published On: December 20, 2018 01:27 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The case of controversial Hotel Waterfront, which allegedly encroaches the land of Fewa Lake, has been postponed for the third time.

On July 7, 2011, advocate Khagendra Subedi had filed a case against tourism entrepreneur Karna Shakya, the owner of Hotel Waterfront, saying that the resort was built by encroaching the land of Fewa Lake.

Earlier, this case had been filed on October 23 but had been postponed twice however this time it has been postponed by the court itself.

A joint bench of Justices Om Prakash Mishra and Sapana Malla had ordered the government to form a probe panel to look into the case.

In response to the Supre Court’s order, the government had formed a probe panel under the coordination of senior surveyor Naraya Regmi.

According to the report submitted at the SC by the committee, Shakya’s resort has encroached around 70 percent of Fewa Lake.

Locals have also been demanding removal of Hotel Waterfront saying that it has been built in violation of the resort standards.

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