N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU:- A case has been filed in the Supreme Court against four former chief justices for contempt of court.
A contempt case filed by advocates Lochan Bhattarai and Dhanjit Basnet against former chief justices Min Bahadur Rayamajhi, Anupraj Sharma, Kalyan Shrestha, and Sushila Karki was registered on Wednesday, said Kishor Poudel, a top communications expert.
The writ petitioner alleged that the four former chief justices had contempt of court by issuing a statement affecting the case pending in the court.
Four former chief justices issued a statement on January 7 calling Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve parliament unconstitutional.
The writ petitioner drew the attention of all concerned to ‘improving the current stalemate’ so that such acts would never be repeated.
“Article 76 of the Constitution of Nepal 2072 provides for the dissolution of the House of Representatives in connection with the formation of the Council of Ministers or for any other purpose. Under no circumstances can the article be drawn into any action other than the purpose for which it is arranged. ‘
While government ministers, including Prime Minister Oli, have been arguing in the parliamentary system that the prime minister has the right to dissolve parliament, four former chief justices have denied it.
Petitioner said that the right to dissolve the House of Representatives was inherent in him, except in the case given by the constitution.
“No current event or circumstance can change the basic values of the constitution or change its direction,” the statement said.
Petitioner has mentioned that any structure or provision of the constitution could be misused if the constitutional direction is recognized while implementing the constitution. They have warned that this could create a dimension of constitutional disorientation.
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