MP Arun Kumar Chaudhary on court’s fugitive list

Published On: January 30, 2023 04:30 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

Dhangadhi, Jan 30: Arun Kumar Chaudhary, who was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) from Kailali Constituency No. 2, is on the court's list of fugitives.

Chaudhary, who was elected as an MP from the Nagarik Unmukti Party, is on the absconding list after not paying the 6-month prison sentence handed down by the District Court of Kailali for the crime of setting fire to a tractor. On April 13, 2013, the Kailali District Court sentenced three people, Parshuram Chaudhary and Bir Bahadur Chaudhary, including MP Arun Kumar Chaudhary, to six months in prison.

The court also decided that the victim be paid Rs 800,000 in compensation. Although the court decided, the police did not take any initiative to arrest the three people and provide the victim with compensation. Arun Chaudhary and Mahadev Bajgai, the operator of the tractor that was set on fire in the year 2017, contested the election for the post of mayor of Lamkichuha Municipality. Chaudhari was defeated in the race for mayor.

This information came to light after the arrest of Bir Bahadur Chaudhary by the police on Wednesday. The victim, Mahadev Bajgai, was unaware of Chaudhary's fugitive status, claiming to have not received any court or agency notice.

On August 19, 2010, Bajgai filed a case against Pasuram Chaudhary and Bir Bahadur Chaudhary, along with MP Arun Chaudhar at the Kailali District Court on for torching his tractor on August 18, 2009

On April 22,2013, three people were ordered to be imprisoned for six months each and to pay the compensation. Although the court decided and sent a letter to the police at that time, they were not arrested because the police did not show interest. Superintendent of Police (SP), Kailali,  Devendra Bahadur Pal said that Bir Bahadur was arrested on Wednesday. On Friday, Bir Bahadur Chaudhary filed an application in the District Court to be freed from imprisonment by depositing cash in accordance with Section 155 of the National Criminal Code 2074. District Court Judge Dalluram Chaudhary rejected the petition and ordered him to serve 6 months imprisonment.

Pal said that the police are searching for the absconding defendants including MP Chaudhary. With the fact that he is on the fugitive list made public, MP Chaudhary is preparing to go to the High Court against the district court's 6-month prison sentence, according to reliable sources. Sources say that MP Chaudhary was advised by a legal practitioner who is close to him, saying that the door to the High Court is open

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