Hearing on House dissolution case concludes, verdict on July 12

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KATHMANDU, July 5: The ongoing hearing on the House dissolution case at the Supreme Court (SC) has been over. 

The hearing which resumed on June 23 and continued without an interruption finally concluded on the 11th day on Monday. 

The Constitutional bench presided by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana will continue on July 12. CJ Rana shared that the verdict will be pronounced on the same day. 

The bench comprises justices Dipak Kumar Karki, Mira Khadka, Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada and Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai along with CJ Rana. 

Amicus curiae presented their opinion over the case following the reply debate by the legal practitioners of the writ petitioners including Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and 145 other members of the dissolved House. 

Senior advocates Harihar Dahal, Badri Bahadur Karki, Krishna Prasad Bhandari and Shambhu Thapa replied on behalf of the plaintiffs on Monday. 

The amicus curiae comprises four members --- Komal Prakash Ghimire, Prakash Bahadur KC, Raghav Lal Baidhya and Usha Malla Pathak. They were allotted a couple of hours. 

Plaintiffs and defendants were allocated 15 hours each to prsent their arguments on the case.

The 275-member House of Representatives (HoR) was dissolved on May 22. 

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