Saturday, July 19, 2008

Judge issued threat in court

A person threatened judge Bhola Nath Chaulagai not to issue an interim order on a murder case when hearing on the case was going on in the Baglung Court.Dhurb Pariyar of Narayansthan VDC threatened Chaulagai in the chamber, when the court was preparing to issue an interim order. "Pariyar threatened me, saying that the court detain the accused and not release him on bail," Chaulagai said.His threat violates the court's jurisdiction and endangeres judges' authority, Chaulagai said. Pariyar admitted that he threatened the judge. "I did so to pressure the court to probe the case in an impartial manner," he said. Relatives of Padam Bahadur Gautam, a murder suspect, also shouted slogans on the court premise, asking punishment for the guilty.Meanwhile, Baglung chapter of the Nepal Bar Association today condemned Chaulagai's act.

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