The contempt of court case filed against Kantipur for publishing a news report about four dates of birth of Chief Justice (CJ) Gopal Parajuli will be heard by CJ himself on Thursday. CJ sets up benches for hearing of the cases at the Supreme Court every day.
Advocate Toya Nath Dhungana had moved the SC on Wednesday stating that the news report titled ‘Four dates of birth of CJ Gopal Parajuli in government documents’ is tantamount to contempt of court.
Kantipur had published the news report about four dates of birth of CJ Parajuli on February 10. It had then published a report stating Parajuli had three separate dates of birth in citizenship certificates a few days later.
Kantipur has been publishing news reports about the controversy of dates of birth, citizenship certificates and educational certificates.
Claiming all these news reports defamed the court, Dhungana had moved the court naming Kantipur Publications, Chairman of Kantipur Publications Kailash Sirohiya, Managing Director Swastika Sirohiya, Editor-in-Chief Sudheer Sharma and correspondent Krishna Gyawali as defendants.