Justice Anand Mohan Bhattarai to hear writ petition filed against Resham Chaudhary’s release

Published On: May 31, 2023 12:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 31: The hearing on petition filed at the Supreme Court against the government's decision to pardon the life sentence of Resham Chaudhary, who was found guilty by all three tiers of courts in connection with the Tikapur incident, is scheduled for today.

The case has been assigned to Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai. But the possibility of the hearing today is low as this is the last case scheduled for today.

Sharda Kadayat Bohora, a victim of the Tikapur incident, filed the writ petition at the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the decision of President Ram Chandra Paudel to commute Chaudhary's sentence on the occasion of Republic Day. 

Bohora is the wife of police Inspector Keshav Bohora, who was killed in the Tikapur carnage.

If the government had not commuted the sentence, Chaudhary would have remained in jail until February 25, 2023. But the government has decided to waive the rest of Chaudhary's sentence in "political bargaining".

Chaudhary has been convicted in the Tikapur carnage. He was the mastermind of the Tikapur (Kailali) carnage that occurred on August 17, 2015. 

The agitating Tharu activists had brutally killed eight people including Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Lakshman Neupane, who was the head of the then Seti Zonal Police Office at the time, five members of the Nepal Police, two members of the Armed Police Force and one infant in the ensuing clash.


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