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SC bars murder convicts from contesting CA polls

2070 असोज 10 गते 18:46 मा प्रकाशित

SEPT 26, KATHMANDU.  The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government and the Election Commission (EC) to bar murder convicts from contesting the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.

A special bench of Justice Girish Chandra Lal, Susheela Karki and Prakash Wosti ordered to this effect on Thursday. A writ petition was filed at the SC against the Prime Minister´s Office and the EC demanding that the murder convicts be bar from contesting the CA polls.

The SC also scrapped September 23 stay order that had allowed such convicts to vie the polls.

Today’s verdict can directly affect the Unified CPN-Maoist leaders including Balkrishna Dhungel, a murder convict, who has been recommended by his party to contest the November polls from Constituency No 2 in Okhaldhunga.

अनलाइनखबरको एन्ड्रोइड एपका लागि यहाँ क्लिक गर्नुहोस् । तपाईं हामीसंग फेसबुकट्वीटरमार्फत् पनि जोडिन सक्नुहुन्छ ।