Advocate files Contempt case Over Kantipur news Report

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 21, 2018-A contempt of court case has been registered at Supreme Court (SC) against Kantipur Daily, claiming that news reports related to date of birth and educational certificates of Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli have defamed the court. 

Advocate Toya Nath Dhungana filed the lawsuit, and hearing on the case has been fixed for Thursday. Chairman and Managing Director of Kantipur Publications Kailash Sirohiya, Director Swastika Sirohiya, Kantipur Daily Editor-in-Chief Sudheer Sharma and journalist Krishna Gyawali have been made defendants in the case. 

The case has been filed at the court, citing four news reports published in Kantipur Daily which revealed that there are four different dates of birth of Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli in different citizenship copies and educational certificates. Stating that the news tried to affect the daily works of the court, administrative activities, order and verdicts, the applicant has demanded maximum punishment against the defendants.

Published: 21-02-2018 07:50

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