Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli will go to the Supreme Court (SC) Thursday to furnish written response in the contempt of court case.
A Baluwatar source confided that PM Oli will reach the SC at 11 in the morning with written response.
A single bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Sharma hearing different contempt of court cases on January 28 had ordered PM Oli, former chief justices (CJ) Min Bahadur Rayamajhi, Anup Raj Sharma, Kalyan Shrestha and Sushila Karki, and former speaker Daman Nath Dhungana to appear before the court in the contempt of court cases related to their statements about the sub judice case of House dissolution.
The SC had also ordered Pushpa Kamal Dahal to appear in the court to provide written response in another contempt of court case against Dahal.
Senior advocate Kumar Sharma Acharya on January 24 had taken a contempt of court case against PM Oli. Similarly, advocate Kanchan Krishna Neupane had also submitted a contempt of court case against PM Oli for commenting on a sub judice case and using obscene and indecent language against lawyers.
The contempt of court cases cited Oli's speech at a program in Karki Banquet in Babar Mahal on January 22. "They have apparently taken an old lawyer for the show," Oli had commented about 94-year-old senior advocate Krishna Prasad Bhandari who argued against the House dissolution during the ongoing hearing.
They lodged the cases pointing that he called the hearing a show and called a legal professional old. "We request action for contempt and punishment as the words used by Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli and the behavior expressed by him amount to contempt of the court and the bench," the case filed by Neupane states.
The four CJs went to the SC on Monday and provided written response in the case against them. PM Oli is going to the court Thursday.
Published Date: Thursday, Falgun 6, 2077, 10:36:00