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Absconding murder convicts held after 29 years

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KATHMANDU — The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has arrested a murder convict from Bhadrabas of Kathmandu on Monday.

The arrestee has been identified as Bishu Bahadur Thapa (65) of Bhadrabas of the Capital.  Thapa was for last 29 years.

On May 11, 1993, the Patan Appellate Court had sentenced him to imprison for two years, two months and 12 days and a fine of Rs 550 on a murder charge. But, he was absconding since August 28, 1986 and police were unable to implement the verdict.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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