Dr KC's arrest sparks protest; leaders Bhattarai, Thapa, Mishra join protesters in Maitighar (With photos)


Jan 9, 2018-

The arrest of Dr Govinda KC has triggered outrage and condemnation from various quarters with hundreds of protesters gathering at Maitighar Mandala, Kathmandu, early in the morning on Tuesday.

Former PM and Naya Shakti coordinator Baburam Bhattarai, former Health Minister and Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa and Bibeksheel Sajha leader Rabindra Mishra, among others, have also joined the protest at Maitighar against the detention of anti-corruption crusader.

Huge number of security personnel were deployed during the protest.


KC was arrested from TUTH premises on Monday after the Supreme Court issued an order to arrest him. He had begun his fast-unto-death demanding resignation of Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli, who, in an order, directed Tribhuvan University to reinstate ousted Institute of Medicine (IoM) dean Dr Sashi Sharma.

Netra Bandhu Poudyal, a section officer at the SC, had filed the contempt of court writ at the SC claiming KC had defamed the judiciary. Responding to the writ, a single bench of SC Justice Dambar Bahadur Shahi had directed the police to present Dr KC before the court claiming that Dr KC’s “indecent” statements had tarnished the image of the judicial system, judiciary and judges.

Bhattarai meets KC in Singha Durbar

Former PM Baburam Bhattarai has met arrested Dr Govinda KC at Metropolitan Police Circle Singha Durbar on Tuesday.

Bhattarai's personal aide Bishwadip Pandey informed Bhattarai expressed his solidarity towards KC's campaign and assured his support towards it.

(All photos: Keshav Thapa)

Published: 09-01-2018 21:52

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