SC conducts hearing on contempt of court against NC

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Thursday conducted the hearing on a contempt of court case against the ruling Nepali Congress and its President Sher Bahadur Deuba.

A single bench of Justice Ishwori Prasad Khatiwada heard the case.

The hearing of the case scheduled for Wednesday was postponed for today because of a public holiday, informed Advocate Hari Mainali, who had filed a writ petition on Sunday.

Mainali had moved the Supreme Court claiming that the Nepali Congress Central Working Committee's decision last week had violated the apex court's March 21 order.

Likewise, the petitioner said that NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba's reaction to the appointment of the new IGP was disrespectful of the court.

Deuba had reportedly said in Biratnagar that appointing a new IGP was the job of the government.

On March 21, the Supreme Court had revoked the government decision to appoint DIG Jaya Bahadur Chand to the post of IGP.

The NC on March 28 had commented that the SC decision was 'an intervention in the jurisdiction of the executive.'