Contempt case filed against Prachanda

KATHMANDU: A case of contempt of court has been registered against former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda. 

Advocate Sameer Balami said that judges would decide from the people’s court if the decision is not taken according to the people’s sentiments, and has thus filed a contempt case.

The Supreme Court has registered Balami’s petition today and fixed the date for tomorrow. The petition claims that Prachanda has repeatedly made threatening remarks targeting courts and judges.

Earlier, the court had ordered Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, former Speaker Damanatha Dhungana and four former Chief Justices Anupraj Sharma, Min Bahadur Rayamajhi, Kalyan Shrestha and Sushila Karki to appear in person in regards to a case of contempt.

Prachanda had said from the general assembly in Biratnagar on Friday, “The whole country should hear this – if the Supreme Court decides otherwise, we will convene a meeting of the House of Representatives through the Speaker and take action against KP Oli. We have faith in the court, but the people’s court is greater.”  

Prachanda had said this at a protest rally in Biratnagar on Friday:

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