Hearing on Bharatpur case deferred

Published On: June 12, 2017 01:45 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 11; The Supreme Court on Sunday could not conduct the hearing on the writ petition demanding court order to resume vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

Hearing on the case was postponed after a division bench of justices Bishwambhar Prasad Shrestha and Prakash Man Singh Raut could not manage time. Earlier, a single bench of Justice Cholendra SJB Rana had asked both sides to attend the hearing to decide whether to continue the interim order.

CPN-UML candidate for a ward member in Bharatpur-19 Gunjaman Bishwakarma had filed the writ petition demanding apex court's order to resume vote counting after the Election Commission decided for re-voting in ward-19 of Bharatpur. 

The EC took the decision as CPN (Maoist Center) cadres tore around 90 ballot papers during the vote count of ward-19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City fearing possible defeat of their election candidate.

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