Supreme Court summons Dahal on contempt case

Pushpa Kamal Dahal addresses his cadres in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

Kathmandu, February 3

The Supreme Court has ordered Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a chairman of a faction of the recently split Nepal Communist Party, to present before the court within next seven days to explain his recent statement.

A single bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Sharma issued the order on Wednesday in response to a writ petition filed by advocate Samir Hayu.

Recently, Dahal had said the people would correct Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives if the court failed.

The apex court is currently hearing a case against the decision. Therefore, Hayu had argued Dahal’s statement amounted to the contempt of court.

Earlier last week also, the court had ordered PM KP Sharma Oli; four former chief justices Min Bahadur Rayamajhi, Anup Raj Sharma, Kalyan Shrestha and Sushila Karki; and former HoR speaker and senior advocate Daman Nath Dhungana to explain their statements that allegedly disrespected the independent judiciary.

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