Hearing on Kantipur case re-scheduled for December 1

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Oct 13, 2014-

The Supreme Court on Monday re-scheduled the hearing of contempt cases against Kantipur Publication for December 1. The Supreme Court on August 26 had ordered Kantipur Publications management officials and editorial staff of Kantipur daily to have their statement recorded as to why they should not be convicted in a contempt of court case. Each of the four defendants--Chairman and Managing Director of the Publications Kailash Sirohiya, Director Swastika Sirohiya, Editor-in-Chief of Kantipur daily Sudheer Sharma and correspondent Ghanshyam Khadka--have already submitted their respective replies to the court.

Advocate Ratna Kumari Shrestha had filed a contempt of court case against the journalists on June 25. Shrestha had mentioned that a news report published on the daily on June 14 and the editorial column published on June 18 defamed and scandalised the court.

Advocate Anjani  Kumar Pokhrel had filed a contempt of court in May last year claiming that columnist Bijaya Kumar Pandey’s article ‘Pad ra pahichan bich ko mahan antar’ (difference between post and posture) in his regular column named Adi/Ityadi in the Kantipur daily defamed the apex court.

Published: 14-10-2014 09:17

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