After Bal Krishna Dhungel was granted the Presidential Pardon, Pratik Rimal from myrepublica.com spoke to Sabitri Shrestha, sister of Ujjan Shrestha to understand how the decision has affected the family. Excerpts.
KATHMANDU, May 28: Amid protest from the public and various human rights organizations, murder-convict Bal Krishna Dhungel has been granted amnesty. Upon the recommendation from the government, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has granted amnesty to 816 jailbirds including Dhungel marking the Republic Day.
KATHMANDU, May 25: The Supreme Court on Friday summoned several government authorities to attend the apex court on Sunday in order to participate in a hearing on whether or not to issue stay order against the government's preparations to pardon jailed murder convict Balkrishna Dhungel, a former Maoist leader.
KATHMANDU, May 25: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking its intervention against the government’s preparations to release murder convict former Maoist leader Balkrishna Dhungel through a presidential pardon.
KATHMANDU, May 21: The Department of Prison Management reportedly under pressure from the Ministry of Home Affairs is working to release convicted murderer former Maoist leader Balkrishna Dhungel from jail before he completes his jail 20-year jail term.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: CPN (Maoist Center) central leader Balkrishna Dhungel, who has been serving a jail term in the Dillibazaar prison, has accused the Supreme Court of being influenced by the media and human rights activists while imposing life term on him.
KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The recent arrest of absconding Maoist leader Balkrishna Dhungel, after eight years of being convicted of murdering Ujjan Kumar Shrestha of Okhaldhunga, brought tears to the eyes of the octogenarian parents of the deceased.
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Police on Tuesday arrested long-absconding murder convict Balkrishna Dhungel. Soon after the arrest, Dhungel, who is a leader of the CPN (Maoist Center), was produced before the Kathmandu District Court and was sent to Dillibazaar jail.
KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Police have not arrested CPN (Maoist Center) leader and former lawmaker Balkrishna Dhungel, who was convicted of murdering Ujjan Shrestha of Okhaldhunga and was sentenced to jail by the Supreme Court.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The Judgment Execution Directorate at the Supreme Court has yet again asked Nepal Police to arrest CPN (Maoist Center) leader and former lawmaker Balkrishna Dhungel, who was convicted of murdering Ujjan Shrestha and was sentenced to jail by the apex court.