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Nepali PM appears in apex court over murder probe

English.news.cn   2013-01-28 15:10:02            

KATHMANDU, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Nepal's Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai showed up at the Supreme Court on Monday with a written explanation regarding a contempt of court charge filed against him.

Supreme Court spokesperson Hemanta Rawal told Xinhua that the prime minister reached the court and submitted a five-page written explanation.

"He submitted a written explanation at 11 a.m. today," Rawal said.

The apex court had summoned both the attorney general and prime minister to submit a clarification within seven days over a contempt of court charge filed against them. Attorney-General Mukti Narayan Pradhan appeared at the court with the clarification on Sunday.

The charge was filed against the two and other top government officials on Jan. 13, claiming that they had intervened in the criminal prosecution of the accused in a journalist murder case.

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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