Supreme Court orders release of former ministers


In what is seen as a major decision, the Supreme Court on Sunday has ordered the government to release three former members of the royal cabinet.

Former Foreign Minister Ramesh Nath Pandey, Information and Communications State Minister Shrish Shumsher Rana and Assistant Minister for Health Nikshya Shumsher Rana (File photo)

After hearings on habaes corpus petitions filed by former minister Ramesh Nath Pandey, former minister of state Shrish Shumsher Rana and former assistant minister Nikshya Shumsher Rana, a full bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Poudel ordered the government to immediately release the three former ministers saying that the court found that "they were being held without adequate basis and reasons."

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