The Supreme Court (SC) of Nepal issued a stay order to the government regarding withdrawal of the case filed against murder-accused Bhutanese citizens who killed former president of Bhutan People’s Party, RK Budathoki, in 2001.
Following a hearing conducted on Thursday on a writ petition filed by the party President, Balaram Poudyel, a single bench of Justice Prakash Osti ordered the government authorities not to implement the decision until the writ petition is finalized.
President Poudyel had filed the petition on Wednesday seeking the stay order on the government decision to withdraw the murder case.
The government had decided to withdraw the case until the main-accused offender at large comes in contact.
Meanwhile, Poudyel informed Bhutan News Service that he has been receiving threats over phones and SMS regarding his writ petition.
“I will notify the government regarding the threats I am getting from some of the murder-suspects,” Poudyel told BNS.