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Probe body on Kanchanpur rape and murder case continues works

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BHIMDATTANAGAR- A committee formed to investigate the role and work execution of then police officers and employees of the District Police Office, Kanchanpur assigned to handle the case relating to the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kholti of Bhimdattanagar-2 continues its works.

On September 16, the government formed the probe committee under the convenorship of Additional Inspector General of Police, Dhiru Basnyat. The team arrived here on Friday in course of its investigations into the matter.

As the team said, its investigations have been focused on 26 police personnel assigned to look after the case.

“The team is committed to taking tougher action if weaknesses and suspected roles of police personnel are noticed,” he said.

Talking to media persons here today, team coordinator AIG Basnyat said they were working round-the-clock to complete the task. He has called on one and all to cooperate with the team if they have any information in relation with the case.

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The high-level team had, shortly after its arrival here, met with the family of Dilip Singh Bista, who was once arrested on the accusation of his involvement in the case, but later was freed, declaring innocent.

The team this morning met with women and rights activists here regarding the issue. During the meeting, demand was made for a stringent action against the guilty in the crime.

The 13-year-old girl was raped and murdered on July 26 and her body was found in a sugarcane field next day.

 

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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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