KATHMANDU, May 26: The wife of the policeman who lost his life in the Tikapur incident has filed a petition in the Office of President not to grant amnesty to Resham Chaudhary.
Sharda Kadayat Bohra, wife of police inspector Keshav Bohora, who lost his life in the incident, submitted a petition to the President's Office on Friday.
As soon as the news came out that the government is preparing to pardon the rest of the prison sentence of former lawmaker Resham Chaudhary, Bohara reached the President's Office with a petition.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has sent Chaudhary’s file to the President, requesting the head of state to grant amnesty to Chaudhary on the occasion of Republic Day on May 29.
According to the judgment of the District, High and Supreme Courts, Chaudhary should remain in prison until Falgun 13, 2094 BS. However, by changing this legal provision, the government has started the process of granting pardon 14 years before.
Chaudhary was the mastermind of the Tikapur (Kailali) carnage that happened 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 Zone at the time, five members of the Nepal Police, two members of the Armed Police Force and one infant.