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PM reaches Supreme Court to furnish clarification

KATHMANDU:
Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has claimed that he hasn’t issued any directives to the local prosecutors to halt the investigation process of the  journalist Dekendra Thapa’s murder case. Furnishing the five pages of written clarification to the the Supreme Court over the charge of contempt of court, he had denied any contempt of the court. He has also demanded the court to quash such writ with baseless allegation to the executive head. Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai has reached to the Supreme Court today to furnish his written clarifications as ordered by the apex court on January 18.

The Supreme Court had issued a show-cause notice to Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Attorney General (AG) Mukti Pradhan, on the charges of contempt of court, ordering them to appear personally before the court.
A single bench of Justice Sushila Karki had ordered them to furnish written clarifications while responding to the writ petition on contempt of court filed by advocate Kamal Kumar Itani on behalf of Democratic Lawyers’ Association and Nepal Press Union on whether their intervention upon the investigation process of the murder case of Journalist Dekendra Thapa implies court’s contempt.
Earlier yesterday, AG Mukti Pradhan has also furnished his written clarifications to the court claiming that his order to halt the investigation process was in line with the constitution.

Published Date: Sunday, January 27th, 2013 | 10:42 PM

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