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Four arrested on charge of killing Justice Bam

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Nepal police has cracked the top-secret encompassing the May 31, 2012 assassination of then sitting Supreme Court Justice Rana Bahadur Bam arresting four culprits for the high-profile killing.

The arrestees are Babu Thapa of Churebhawar Rastriya Party, Karan Chaudhary, Prem Raj Khadka and Dipak Karna.

According to the police, Justice Bam was killed under the arranging of Babu Thapa for issuing interim order against him.

Organizing a press conference at the Police Headquarters on Saturday, police paraded those arrested furthermore made public the advancement made into the murder case that stunned the whole nation.

Addressing to the press conference, DIG Hemanta Malla informed that justice Bam was killed for issuing interim order in the case over leadership row of the party.

The fifth person – Sanjaya Ismaili Magar, 28, of Ramechhap is on the run and is said to be in Saudi Arabia.

According to the police, Thapa allegedly organized the murder ‘to lesson a judiciary after he lost a case of authenticity of his faction after the party split.

Police examination found that Thapa had a dispute with Keshav Mainali, then chairman of his party over leadership in 2007

The Election Commission, in 2009, perceived Thapa as chairman of the party. Disappointed with the EC decision, Mainali went to the Supreme Court and a single bench of the Justice Bam issued a stay order for Mainali. Thapa, who expected that will procure political profits, including the position of State Minister for Home Affairs in the Madhav Kumar Nepal-drove Cabinet, chose to take vindicate on the judge who ‘demolished his political desire’.

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Thapa framed ‘Nepali Janata Swatantra Swabhiman Rastriya Party’ to complete off the individuals who allegedly impeded his political desire. When he was confined for a situation of kidnapping and prisoner taking in 2010, Thapa had become a close acquaintence with Chaudhary, who was locked up for having unlawful arms, at Jaleshwar Prison.

After both of them were discharged, they met in Kathmandu and brought forth a plot to kill Bam.

Motorcycle-borne assailants had shot dead Bam at UN Park while he was returning after worshiping at Bangalamukhi Temple on May 31, 2012.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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