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Chief justice should immediately resign : Dr Govind KC

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KATHMANDU — Prof Dr Govinda KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), has said that the chief justice Gopal Parajuli should immediately resign from his post to pave the way for fair investigation into the case.

At a press meet at the TUTH on Saturday, Dr KC, who was of late charged with contempt of court and faced a trial for the same said his struggle for true justice from the judiciary, said he would keep on fighting for responsible judiciary under any circumstances no matter even all his property is confiscated for that.

The orthopedic surgeon at the hospital has been long advocating for reforms in medical sector and recently, the ‘purification of judiciary’ has been added to his agenda.

“My battle is not against judiciary at all, but it is intended at those who are exchanging justice for the sake of money from there,” said Dr KC who has a huge public support for his moves.

The contempt of court charge filed against him for seeking resignation of incumbent Chief Justice Parajuli is sub judice at the Supreme Court.

Following a hearing for two days on the contempt of court charge, the court had ordered his release on general date, directing body concerned to get photocopies of citizenship certificate and academic certificates of CJ Parajuli.

The court has also sought details about the court verdict delivered by a bench involving CJ Parajuli about the reinstatement of IoM Dean Shashi Sharma.

The SC decision on January 7 to reinstate the dean of four years ago at the Institute of Medicine (IoM), prompted Dr KC to start his 14th fast-onto-death demanding the CJ’s resignation and inquiry into his activities.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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