KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Regarding the government granting amnesty to the convicts of criminal cases based on political bargains, the Supreme Court (SC) has asked not to give criminal cases a political color. The SC has explained that it is against the constitution and the law to withdraw a criminal case by giving it a political color or to give amnesty to those who have been convicted by a court and sentenced to imprisonment. The government has been criticized for pardoning some people, including Resham Lal Chaudhary, who was pronounced guilty in the Tikapur incident.
KATHMANDU, May 31: The hearing on the writ petition filed in the Supreme Court (SC) against the government's decision to commute the sentence of Reshamlal Chaudhary, who was convicted in the Tikapur incident, is being held on Wednesday. The government commuted Chaudhary's life sentence on the occasion of Republic Day, paving the way for him to walk free from Dillibazar Jail on Monday.
KATHMANDU, May 28: In a highly controversial move, President Ram Chandra Paudel has pardoned the prison sentence of Resham Chaudhary, who is serving life imprisonment in connection with the brutal murder of eight persons including seven police personnel and a minor in Tikapur in 2015.
In a commendable display of commitment to justice and the rule of law, the Office of the President has sent back a proposal forwarded by the government to grant amnesty to Resham Chaudhary, the mastermind behind the heinous Tikapur incident. By suggesting adherence to prevailing laws and principles established by the Supreme Court, President Paudel has demonstrated that vested political interests should not guide cases of such significance.
KATHMANDU, May 26: The government has moved ahead with the process to grant amnesty to Resham Lal Chaudhary and others who were sentenced to life imprisonment by three levels of courts over the Tikapur incident.