Ram Kumari Jhankri could face up to seven years in prison and a fine of Rs 70,000

KATHMANDU: Police are investigating the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Prachanda-Madhav faction leader Ram Kumari Jhankri under Article 58 of the Criminal Code.

The arrest warrant issued to Jhankri states that she had been criticized for her speech on the President during a program in Gorkha district. The police had held her to investigate this issue. 

Article 57 states that the President or Parliament should not be threatened. “No one should use any kind of force to intimidate or coerce the President or Parliament of Nepal to perform any act in accordance with the Constitution and the law or to compel him/her to perform their duties in a particular way.” 

Jhankri could face up to seven years in prison, a fine of Rs 70,000 or both if convicted, according to Article 58 (2) of the Criminal Code.

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