Supreme Court acquitted Former PM Sher Bahadur Deuba and his party on contempt charges

Kathmandu. The Supreme Court has acquitted former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and his party on Friday of contempt charges.

A division bench of Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra and Justice Bam Kumar Shrestha issued the verdict following a final hearing on Friday stating that there was no ground to convict him and his party.

Advocate Hari Prasad Mainali had moved the apex court with the contempt of court charge against Nepali Congress party’s Central Working Committee’s decision last week of March 2017.

While the defamation case was pending at the court, NC leadership had decided to bring an impeachment motion in parliament against the then Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

However, a single bench of Justice Cholendra SJB Rana had later stayed the impeachment motion against Karki.

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