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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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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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