Friday, January 18, 2008

17 arrested after vandalism in Supreme Court
Police have arrested around one and a half dozen persons after they resorted to vandalism and sloganeering inside the Supreme Court (SC) where a hearing was underway on a land integration project.
People said to be favouring the Chamati land integration project shouted slogans against presiding judges Balram KC and Tapa Bahadur Magar during the hearing process.
According to Supreme Court (SC) spokesperson Ram Krishna Timalsena, the interruptions at the hearing were of 'criminal nature.'
"If someone files petition on contempt of court on this issue, the court will entertain the issue. Otherwise, we will also take notice of this event and take necessary action ourselves," he said.
The vandalism in the court occurred a day after authorities had set in place the special security in court following the concerns over insecurity made by judges a few days ago.

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