SC directs Prakanda to appear at 10:00 am on Thursday

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Kathmandu: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the spokesperson of Communist Party of Nepal Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma 'Prakanda' to appear in the court at 10:00 am on Thursday. 

He was ordered to appear in the court at 10:00 am on Thursday since there was no time for hearing due to Prakanda's late arrival on the court and there was no time for hearing by fixing the bench for the same, Chief of Case Division at the SC Narayan Prasad Panthi shared. 

On Monday, a single bench of Justice Ishwar Khatiwada had directed the police to present Bishwakarma within 24 hours along with the reasons behind the leader's arrest. Bishwakarma appeared in the court based on the same verdict. 

Birendra Bishwakarma had filed a writ petition on Sunday at the SC on behalf of leader Khadga Bahadur seeking his release arguing that the arrest was extrajudicial. 

Earlier, a division bench of Justices Cholendra Shumsher Rana and Tej Bahadur KC had directed to release Bishwakarma in the presence of Chief Registrar of Supreme Court Rajan Bhattarai and President of Nepal Bar Association Sher Bahadur KC.

However, Bishwakarma was arrested on the same night after the SC's directive. The Kathmandu Police had forwarded legal action against leader Bishwakarma as per the Donation Act, 2030 BS for seeking Rs 70 million from the businesspersons. RSS