Province 2 minister Sharma released on general date

Published On: August 13, 2018 05:36 PM NPT By: Mahesh Kumar Das

MAHOTTARI, Aug 13: Mahottari District Court has ordered to release the state minister for social development of Province 2, Abhiram Sharma on a general date.

Following the hearing at the court on Monday, the single bench of Judge Brajesh Pyakurel ordered the local administration to release Minister Sharma on the general date, according to the registrar of the court, Rama Nanda Pyakurel.

Earlier, Sharma had surrendered himself at 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.

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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