Legal Development in Nepal

Contempt of Court: Dristhi Weekly Editor’s Case

Posted in Blogging News, Court, Judicial Activism, Supreme Court of Nepal by nepaleselaw on April 3, 2008

I found a news here. It says about the notice of Supreme Court of Nepal to a weekly Newspaper’s Editor. The Editor is alleged to have written a contemptuous Article over a verdict of Supreme Court of Nepal on NRB Governor Case.

Read the news Below:

Nepal Supreme Court summons Drishti weeklys editor
The Supreme Court (SC) of Nepal has summoned the publisher and editor of Drishti weekly, Shambhu Shrestha, to submit his statement over a news report published in its edition on March 25.
Acting on an application seeking punishment for Shrestha on the charge of contempt of court, Justice Tahir Ali Ansari passed the order after an initial hearing.
According to ekantipur.com, the Nepali weekly, criticised the Supreme Courts March 18 verdict convicting Bijaya Nath Bhattarai, the Governor of the Nepal Rastra Bank and alleged that Justice Ansari had been influenced by financial mafia while passing the judgment.
Shrestha could face imprisonment of up to a year or a fine of up to Rs 10,000 or both, if convicted on the charge of contempt of court on April 4.

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