IGP Aryal faces contempt of court

KATHMANDU: Senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi on Tuesday filed a contempt of court case against Inspector General of Nepal Police Prakash Aryal for not arresting former CPN-MC lawmaker Bal Krishna Dhungel.

Advocate Tripathi filed the case at the Supreme Court, saying that the apex court had issued an order on April 13 to IGP Aryal to arrest Dhungel, but the IGP had not complied with the court’s order.

The SC had issued an order to IGP Aryal in response to another contempt of court case filed by Tripathi against Dhungel for allegedly undermining the Supreme Court. He has also demanded order from the SC to form a special task force to apprehend Dhungel and submit the progress report within 24 hours. The hearing of the petition has been scheduled for Wednesday.

The SC had convicted Dhungel of murdering Ujjan Kumar Shrestha, a resident of Okhaldhunga on January 3, 2010. Dhungel, who spent almost eight years in jail during the trial of the case, is yet to serve the remainder of his sentence.