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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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Finance Committee meeting deferred until 1 pm today

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KATHMANDU— The meeting of the Finance Committee under the House of Representatives that was scheduled at 9 am today has been postponed until 1 pm.

The meeting was put off for lack of a quorum, said Chairperson of committee Krishna Prasad Dahal. Until 9:30 am, only nine members of the 25-member committee were present in the meeting.

Issues relating to capital expenditures and non-budgetary release of fund were scheduled for discussion in the meeting.

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