Lawyer files plea against King in SC
A contempt of court case was filed in the Supreme Court against King Gyanendra today, but the court officials did not take any decision whether to admit it or not. This is the first time that a citizen has filed a case against the king.
Advocate Jitman Basnet filed the case against the King in his previous capacity as Supreme Commander in Chief of Royal Nepal Army. Basnet claimed that he was detained by the army without any reason and the army filed a false written affidavit in the the apex court saying that he was not detained in any army barrack.
The then chief of army staffs Pyar Jung Thapa, legal department chief BA Kumar Sharma, the then spokesperson Dipak Gurung, and army officials Raju Basnet and Bibek Bista have also been made defendants in the case.
Basnet claimed the officials had claimed he was not detained at the time when he was kept in the Bhairav Nath Barrack. According to him, army had detained him for 258 days. He sought compensation and maximum punishment for the defendants for misleading the court