Friday, February 24, 2006

SC Orders Govt To Free Sitaula

Kathmandu, Feb 24-The Supreme Court today ordered the government to release Nepali Congress (NC) Spokesman Krishna Prasad Sitaula who was arrested from his residence in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

The order that he be freed was issued by two-judge division bench of Justice Parmanand Jha and Justice Arjun Prasad Singh.

Advocate Raju Katuwal had filed a habeas corpus writ on Wednesday afternoon. He is being freed under the auspices of registrar of the Supreme Court Dr Ram Krishna Timalsina.Sitaula was re-arrested by police from his residence on Wednesday morning just two days after his release after being arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport on Feb 10 while trying to board a plane to the eastern town of Biratnagar.

Same as, The court also ordered the release of NC leaders of Kaski district, Binod Kayastha and Shukra Raj Sharma; NC leader of Dang district, Dipak Giri; NC president of Nuwakot district, Jagadish Narshingh KC and political activist Badri Aryal.

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