The contempt of court case against Kantipur will be heard by an extended full bench.
The joint bench of justices Dambar Bahadur Shahi and Bam Kumar Shrestha after recording of statement of publishers and journalists of Kantipur on Tuesday has referred the case to an extended full bench, according to communication expert at the Supreme Court (SC) Kishor Paudel.
Chairman of Kantipur Media Group (KMG) Kailash Sirohiya, Editor-in-Chief of Kantipur Sudheer Sharma and correspondent Krishna Gyawali recorded their statement in presence of the two justices on Tuesday.
Director Swostika Sirohiya had given her statement 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.