Dr KC arrested on charge of contempt of court

KATHMANDU: Dr Govinda KC was arrested while staging a sit-in-protest on charge of contempt of court soon after he announced his 14th hunger-strike on Monday demanding resignation of Chief Justice (CJ) Gopal Parajuli.

A single bench of Justice Dambar Bahadur Shahi directed the Home Ministry to produce Dr KC at the court after Apex Court section officer Netra Bandhu Poudel lodged a contempt of court case against Dr KC.

Following the Home Ministry's order, Police arrested the senior orthopedic surgeon from the hunger-strike staged at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj this evening.

Spokesperson for the Supreme Court,  Narayan Prasad Panthi said that a case has been filed against Dr KC from making contemptuous remarks against the Apex Court and will be presented before the court on Tuesday morning.

Speaking to media, while being arrested, Dr KC announced that he would continue his hunger strike in custody.

Dr KC who has staged hunger strikes 13 times prior to this, demanding the reforms in medical education, announced his 14th fast-unto-death strike demanding CJ Parajuli's resignation accusing him of his involvement in corruption and nexus with medical mafias.