Contempt of court case filed against BK Dhungel

Kathmandu, April 12

Advocate Dinesh Tripathi today filed a contempt of court petition against former lawmaker Bal Krishna Dhungel for his alleged remarks against the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Sushila Karki and former chief justices Khil Raj Regmi and Kalyan Shrestha.

Dhungel was a CPN-Maoist Centre lawmaker in the first Constituent Assembly.

Tripathi said Dhungel made contemptuous remarks in his home district Okhaldhunga recently and the audio of his remarks were posted online.

Dinesh Tripathi  argued that Dhungel’s remarks had seriously undermined the prestige of the court. He said Dhungel had threatened not to obey the court’s order and had thus created serious obstruction in the judicial process. The first hearing of the case has been scheduled for tomorrow.

Dhungel was convicted of the murder of Ujjan Shrestha of Okhaldhunga district.

While the Appellate Court had rejected the District Court order for life imprisonment and confiscation of all his properties, the Supreme Court had upheld the District Court verdict against Dhungel.

Dhungel, who spent almost eight years in prison during the trail of the case, is yet to serve the jail sentence.