SC turns down plea

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to take up a contempt of court case against Lieutenant Colonel of the Bhairavnath Battalion, Rajendra Jung Khatri and chief of the legal unit of Nepal Army, BA Kumar Sharma. A single bench of Justice Ram Nagina Singh dismissed the petition saying that the petitioner could not provide enough ground to test the army officials’ actions.

The bench also dismissed another case filed a month ago by one Ranju Darnal against army officials accusing them of producing false details in the SC on the detention of Maoist suspects.