The Supreme Court has directed the government to arrest Maoist leader and convict murderer Bal Krishna Dhungel with in seven days according to RSS.
A single bench of Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai handed down the verdict after hearing a contempt of court writ filed by advocate Dinesh Tripathi against the CPN Maoist Centre leader.
The bench ordered the chief of Nepal Police to arrest him within next seven days, imprison and submit the report of the developments to the Court.
After his imprisonment, Dhungel should be made to furnish explanations on why he should not be punished for the contempt of court via the concerned jail authority, the Court ordered.
Advocate Tripathi on Wednesday had filed a contempt of court against Dhungel claiming that he had issued threats to the Chief Justice Sushila Karki and former Chief Justices Kalyan Shrestha and Khil Raj Regmi.
In the verdict today, the Court has also observed that Dhungel’s statements, which went viral on social media, posed a serious threat to the existence of judiciary itself.
Dhungel was convicted of the murder of Ujjan Kumar Shrestha, a resident of his home district of Okhaldhunga.
Dhungel, who spent almost eight years in prison during the trial of the case, is yet to serve the sentence of almost 12 and half years.