SC Summons in Contempt Case
Kathmandu, Dec 29-The Supreme Court today ordered the then Minister for Information and Communication Tanka Dhakal to be present in person before the court within 15 days in connection with a contempt-of-court plea against him.
The court asked the former information minister, who is currently the Minister for Local Development, to be present in a contempt-of-court case filed by advocate Ananda Santoshi Rai.
The single bench of justice Damodar Prasad Sharma also asked the secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communication Kumar Prasad Poudel to be present in person before the court within 15 days in connection with the same case.
The contempt-of-court plea was filed after the government ordered the Radio Sagarmatha not to broadcast news programmes and transmit BBC Nepali news even after the SC stay order not to do so.
The petitioners have claimed the government order was a contempt of court, which had stayed the government action against the FM radio station following the government raid and seizure of transmission equipment of the station few weeks ago.