Kathmandu, Jan 9 – The Supreme Court today recorded statements from senior orthopaedist Prof Dr Govinda KC facing the case on contempt of court. He was arrested Monday and was presented before the court after the Ministry of Home Affairs and Nepal Police Headquarters were commanded for the same.
A division bench comprising judges Om Prakash Mishra and Kedar Prasad Chalise will conduct a hearing on the case following the completion of his statements. Senior advocates Krishna Prasad Bhandari and Dinesh Tripathi and advocates Surendra Bhandari and Lekhanth Nepaune are pleading in favour of Dr KC.
During his statements, Dr KC said he should not face contempt of court charge on the basis of opinions he gave through media.
Dr KC began the fast-onto-death in response to the SC’s Sunday’s decision to reinstate dean (suspended four years ago) of Institute of Medicine (IoM) Dr Shashi Sharma to the post. He has sought resignation from incumbent Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli for the Sunday’s move.
He was taken under the police control from the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) where he had staged the hunger strike Monday evening .