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Suspended MP Sanjay Sah brought to Janakpur for Singhaniya murder probe

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JANAKPUR — Suspended lawmaker Sanjay Sah on Tuesday was brought to Janakpur from the Capital after Chandra Deep Yadav, alleged mastermind behind the murder, spoke of his role on murdering of media entrepreneur Arun Singhaniya.

Shah, who was accused of implanting a bomb in Janakpurdham in 2012, killing five persons, was drawn into the investigation into another yet-to-be-solved crime, murder of Singhaniya.

Singhaniya, who was the director of Janakpur Today Communications Group, was shot dead at Shiva Chowk in Janakpur on March 1, 2010.

Yadav was arrested last week.

Yadav told police that Sah, not him, was the person who arranged the crime, police said.

The suspended lawmaker was kept in the judicial custody in Kathmandu to probe into the bomb explosion.

Sah is also a convict of two criminal cases — arms and ammunition case and public offence case.

Sah had won the second Constituent Assembly election from Dhanusha-4 representing the Sadbhawana Party. His membership in the Parliament, however, was suspended after police accused him of the explosion and the Court subsequently sent him to the judicial custody, in May 2014.

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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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