Month-old minister surrenders ‘respecting court’s decision’

Published On: August 13, 2018 11:58 AM NPT By: Mahesh Kumar Das

MAHOTTARI, Aug 13: A month old state minister of Province 2, Abhiram Sharma, has surrendered himself in front of the Mahottari District Court, Jaleshwor.

Sharma was appointed as the state minister for social development on July 11. Until then, he was at large for his alleged involvement in the murder of assistant sub-inspector Thaman BK of the Armed Police Force in September 2015. Sharma was one of the 25 accused in the murder during the Madesh unrest.

He said that he had surrendered following the Janakpur High Court's mandamus. “As a responsible citizen, I have surrendered myself,” Sharma said.  

On August 3, the Janakpur High Court had ordered the police to arrest Sharma, leader of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and Jaleshwor municipality’s mayor Ramashankar Mishra, also of RJP-N.

Following the High Court’s order, RJP-N had warned of withdrawing support to PM KP Sharma Oli led government on August 8.  It later backtracked from its words and said that they would honor the High Court’s order.




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