Dr KC says his battle for ‘purification of judiciary’ not ending here

Govinda KC

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Prof Dr Govinda KC has said he would keep on fighting for responsible judiciary under any circumstances.

Dr KC, the senior orthopedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), is a familiar face in Nepali media who has been long advocating for reforms in medical sector and recently the ‘purification of judiciary’ has been added to his agenda.

At a press meet at the TUTH on Saturday, the senior surgeon who was of late charged with contempt of court and faced a trial for the same said his struggle for true justice from the judiciary would not stop no matter even all his property is confiscated for that.

“My battle is not against judiciary at all, rather it is intended at those who are exchanging justice for the sake of money from there,” he said.

It may be noted that the contempt of court charge filed against him for seeking resignation of incumbent Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli is subjudice at the Supreme Court.

At the press meet, he reiterated that the chief justice should immediately resign from the post to pave the way for fair investigation into the case.

The SC decision on January 7 to reinstate the dean of four years ago at the Institute of Medicine (IoM) , prompted Dr KC who has a huge public support for his moves to start his 14th fast-onto-death demanding the CJ’s resignation and inquiry into his activities. According to him, the decision to reinstate the IoM dean of four years back was not justifiable.

On the evening of January 8, he was arrested by the police and had spent two days in police custody.

Following a hearing for two days on the contempt of court charge, the court had ordered his release on general date, directing body concerned to get photocopies of citizenship certificate and academic certificates of CJ Parajuli. The court has also sought details about the court verdict delivered by a bench involving CJ Parajuli about the reinstatement of IoM Dean Shashi Sharma.