Recording of statement in contempt of court case against Kantipur to continue on Monday


Recording of statement in the contempt of court case against Kantipur will continue at the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday.

Director of Kantipur Media Group (KMG) Swostika Sirohiya gave statement to the joint bench of justices Dambar Bahadur Shahi and Bam Kumar Shrestha on Sunday.

Chairman of KMG Kailash Sirohiya, Editor-in-Chief of Kantipur Sudheer Sharma and correspondent Krishna Gyawali will give statement on Monday.

Publishers and journalists of Kantipur earlier had gone to the SC on Friday to record statement but the SC administration had returned them back telling them to come on Sunday.

A single bench of Chief Justice (CJ) Gopal Parajuli, hearing a contempt of court case filed against Kantipur for publishing a news report titled ‘Four dates of birth of CJ Gopal Parajuli in government documents’, on February 25 had summoned the quartet to the court within 72 hours.

The bench had also issued an interim order in the name of Nepal Press Council (NPC) to investigate whether Kantipur has complied with the code of conduct for the media.

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