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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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‘C’ Division League Football tournament set for February

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KATHMANDU— The Martyrs Memorial ‘C’ Division League Football Championship is set to take place in the third week of February 2019.

On Thursday the meeting held between the representatives of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and ‘C’ Division clubs at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur set the date for the tournament, shared ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai.

League Director Sanjeeb Mishra said, “The ANFA and Club’s representatives have agreed to conduct the competition in the final week of February (second week of Falgun). We will finalize the specific date for the tournament in near future”.

Eleven ‘C’ Division clubs will take part in the Division League.

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