KATHMANDU, August 1: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR has urged the media persons not to carry news on the cases that are sub-judice in the court, arguing that it could affect the judiciary's performance for justice delivery.
At a program organized to discuss the fourth 5th strategic plan for the judicial sector here today, Chief Justice JBR reiterated that if the news is carried on the sub-judice cases and questions were raised on them, it would affect the justice delivery process. "If a scholar pens his thought about sub judice case, such publications are also presented during the court's proceedings. That could influence the judicial performance," he said.
Stating that he will not cooperate if the judiciary works in an erroneous manner, the Chief Justice urged the concerned ones to take forward the judiciary in a free and fair manner. He also expressed his confidence that the Judges will impartially discharge their duties irrespective of their personal ideologies. Likewise, Justice Hari Krishna Karki opined that impeachment motion could be registered against anyone but it should not be misused.
Similarly, Justice Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada echoed with Chief Justice JBR and urged the press not to cover news on the sub judice cases, stating that it would adversely affect the justice delivery process. Present at the program were journalists such as Prateek Pradhan, Yubaraj Ghimire, Shiva Gaunle among others who univocally said that the access to justice should be ensured to one and all and the justice should be served in a simplistic and swift manner.