Friday, June 17, 2005

Contempt of court again

Kathmandu, June 17 - Another contempt of court application has been filed at the Supreme Court (SC)against Home Minister Dan Bahadur Shahi over defiance of the apex court's order.
This is the fourth contempt of court case filed against the minister. Three cases, which are pending in the SC, are related to re-arrest of political and student leaders in defiance of the court order, while one case pertains to Shahi's remarks over the order of the apex court.
This time, Shahi has been accused of defying the SC by re-arresting General Secretary of People's Front Nepal Nawaraj Subedi. He was re-arrested a few hours after he was released by the SC, Wednesday.
"The arrest is against the constitution and the Supreme Court Act," said the application filed by Nepal Bar Association President Shambhu Thapa.
Meanwhile, Thapa also filed a habeas corpus petition in the court seeking Subedi's release. Subedi has been "locked" in a room at Bouddha Police Office, according to the petition.


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