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Justice Bam’s murderers get life in prison

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KATHMANDU — The Lalitpur District Court on Monday sentenced five persons, including Chure Bhawar Rastriya Ekata Party’s former leader Megh Bahadur Thapa, of Justice Rana Bahadur Bam’s murder and slapped life imprisonment on them.

A single bench of judge Om Prakash Aryal sentenced life imprisonment to murder masterminds Megh Bahadur Thapa, falias Babu, Nir Bahadur Thapa and Dipak Karna.

Likewise, Shiva Chaudhary and Sanjay Ismaili Magar, who shot dead Judge Bam, were given life imprisonment with confiscation of all properties.

The court has also sentenced additional 12 years jail term to four of them for their attempt to murder Justice Bam’s driver and the justice’s friend Ram Giri.

Likewise, Prem Raj Khadka was also convicted of his involvement in the murder conspiracy as an accomplice. He faces a sentence for five years.

Justice Bam was shot dead near Shankhamul of Lalitpur by the hitmen — Magar of Ramechhap and Chaudhary of Janakpur — hired by Thapa, who masterminded the murder.

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police had arrested four of them in January, 2015 almost three years after the murder.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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