Thursday, February 23, 2006

Present Sitaula before bench:SC

Kathmandu Feb 23-The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to present Nepali Congress (NC) spokesman Krishna Prasad Sitaula before a bench on Friday.

A single bench of Justice Badri Kumar Basnet issued the order, asking the authorities to present the NC leader before 12:00.

Advocate Raju Katuwal had filed a writ petition seeking immediate release of the Congress leader hours after his arrest from his residence in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

Sitaula who was arrested on February 10 in Tribhuvan Airport while boarding a flight to Jhapa was released after a Supreme Court order three days earlier.

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