Hearing on case related to DPM Lamichhane’s citizenship concludes

KATHMANDU: The hearing on a case related to Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane’s citizenship has concluded.

The Constitutional bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Hari Krishna Karki and Justices Bishwambhar Prasad Shrestha, Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada, Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Anil Kumar Sinha concluded the hearing today.

It has not been determined whether the bench will give its verdict on the case today or on another day. The hearing on the case was postponed for today after it could not be concluded on Wednesday.

In the earlier order, the court had sought the documents submitted by Lamichhane to the Department of Immigration, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the District Administration Office.

Advocates Rabi Raj Basaula and Yuba Raj Poudel had filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court raising questions over the citizenship of the Rastriya Swatantra Party Chairman Lamichhane.

The petitioners have demanded revoking of DPM Lamichhane’s MP post arguing that he opened a political party and became a member of the House of Representatives without acquiring the Nepali citizenship. RSS

 

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