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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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