Nepal Police can seek sources of news: Patan High Court (with text)

Published On: January 2, 2018 06:41 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Patan High Court has paved out a way for Nepal Police to seek sources of news from online news portals. Issuing a verdict on Tuesday, a joint session bench of Chief Judge Prakash Kumar Dhungana and Judge Neeta Gautam Dixit has cleared out the way for the police.

Following the discussion with both petitioner and defendant on Tuesday, the court denied issuing an interim order on the writ filed demanding to prohibit the police probing online news portals.

The writ was filed a week ago at the court on behalf of and citing Nepal Police have impeded the constitutional rights of the media by asking the news source regarding forged documents of DIG Navaraj Silwal case.

Madan Bhandari of White Star Media and Rabi Singh Dhami of News Media had filed the writ. 

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