Justice duo Bam Kumar Shrestha and Dambar Bahadur Shahi recorded the statement of Swastika Shiroyia. Although Publisher of Kantipur Daily Kailash Shiroyia and editor Sudhir Sharma were also present at the court, the court asked them to come tomorrow to record their statement.
After recording the statement, the Supreme Court today rescheduled the hearing on a contempt of court case against Kantipur Media Group and told two defendants Shiroyia and Sharma to present themselves to record their statements on Monday.
Chairman of Kantipur Media Group Kailash Sirohiya, his wife and KMG Director Swastika Sirohiya, Kantipur daily’s editor Sudheer Sharma and correspondent Krishna Gyawali are defendants in the case.
Recording of the defendant Shiroyia’s statements started at 2:30 PM and completed at 4 PM according to the SC.
The case against KMG was filed by advocate Toyanath Dhungana over the news questioning CJ Gopal Prasad Parajuli’s multiple birth dates and authenticity of his academic certificates.