SC revokes its earlier decision, sentences murderer Koirala to life imprisonment

Published On: May 27, 2022 08:15 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 27: Former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Armed Police Force (APF) Ranjan Koirala, who was convicted of murdering his wife, has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a verdict to sentence him a 20-year jail term for the crime he committed. 

A divisional bench of Acting Chief Justice Deepak Kumar Karki and Justices Tanka Bahadur Moktan and Dr Kumar Chudal on Wednesday issued the verdict upholding the decision of District Court Kathmandu and High Court Patan on the murder case. 

The divisional bench sentenced Koirala to life imprisonment reversing the verdict of earlier bench comprising suspended Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana and Justice Tej Bahadur KC on the case. 

The Rana-KC bench had issued an order to reduce the 20-year jail term to 8.5 years on the spouse murder case.



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