SC directs Kantipur Media Group to appear for statement within 72 hours

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KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the Kantipur Media Group to be present at court to record statement within 72 hours.

A single bench of the Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli on Sunday directed the Kantipur Media Group to appear at SC for statement in a case on contempt of court.

The SC issued such directions while hearing the case lodged by advocate Toyanath Dhungana regarding the news carried out by the Kantipur Media Group on the date of birth of the Chief Justice.

Chairman of Kantipur Media Group, Kailash Sirohiya, Director Swastika Sirohiya, Chief Editor Sudheer Sharma and news writer Krishna Gyawali are directed to come to the SC within 72 hours.

Likewise, the SC has ordered Nepal Press Council to take action on legal ground after studying whether or not Kantipur Media Group abided by journalist code of conduct. RSS