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PM faces contempt of court charge for his remark on veteran lawyer

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Kathmandu, January 26

The Supreme Court has registered two contempt of court cases against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Senior advocate Kumar Sharma Acharya and advocate Kanchan Krishna Neupane have filed the cases separately for Oli’s recent remark on senior advocate Krishna Prasad Bhandari.

Speaking in a recent function of his party, Oli had said people opposing his decision to dissolve the House of Representatives had taken a ‘grandpa lawyer’ to the Supreme Court for a ‘drama’. Earlier, Bhandari had argued against the dissolution in the court.

In their petitions, the lawyers have claimed Oli’s choice of words disrespected the judiciary.

They demand the maximum sentence against him as per Section 17 of the Judicial Council Act.

Daman Nath Dhungana also faces the charge

Meanwhile, the court registered another contempt of court case against senior advocate and former speaker Daman Nath Dhungana.

A few days ago, Dhungana had said the court must reinstate the House.

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