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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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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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