KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has been presented before the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning. Dr KC, who was taken into detention on Monday evening, has faced the charge of contempt of court.
Dr Kc was taken in an ambulance belonging to Nepal Police from Metropolitan Police Circle Office, Singha Durbar, where he was kept overnight in custody.
Following the order of the apex court on Monday itself, the Home Ministry and the Nepal Police held Dr KC from the premises of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, where he had started a hunger strike demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli among others.
Earlier, supporters of Dr KC including former Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai, former Health Minister Gagan Thapa, leader Rabindra Mishra among others staged a protest at Maitighar against the arrest of Dr KC.