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SC summons Dahal on contempt of court

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court of Nepal on Tuesday summoned Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on a contempt of court case.

The single bench of Acting Chief Justice Sushila Karki ordered Dahal to be present before the court in person within three days while hearing over the writ petition filed by advocate Dinesh Tripathi.

Tripathi had move the apex court arguing that Dahal’s recent public statements that criticised the judiciary for issuing verdicts on the conflict-era cases were tantamount to the contempt of court.

The petitioner has demanded maximum punishment to the former prime minister, who is also the top leader of one of the ruling parties.

Recently, Dahal had said that his party would revolt if any leader or cadre of his party was prosecuted in the murder case of Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Gorkha district. “What is the caste of the court?” Dahal had asked.

The Section 7 of the Supreme Court Act deals with the contempt of court which includes one year jail term or fine up to ten thousand rupees or both to the person convicted.

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4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs

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SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.

Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.

The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.

The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.

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