Home Ministry Submits Proposal to President for Amnesty of Resham Chaudhary
The government is considering granting amnesty to Resham Chaudhary, a leader of the Nagarik Unmukti Party, who is currently serving a life sentence for his involvement in the Tikapur incident.
The President’s Office has received a proposal to include Chaudhary in the list of individuals eligible for amnesty on Republic Day. President Paudel plans to seek advice from legal experts regarding the Home Ministry’s recommendation.
Once the proposal is returned to the Home Ministry, they will compile a list of eligible convicts for amnesty, which will be forwarded to the Cabinet. The President will then grant amnesty to those individuals approved by the Cabinet.
On May 16, the Supreme Court upheld the Dipayal High Court’s decision to sentence Chaudhary to life imprisonment for his role in the Tikapur incident. The incident involved the lynching of eight police personnel, including a senior superintendent of Nepal Police, and a toddler on August 24, 2015.
Chaudhary had been on the run after the Kailali killings but surrendered before the Kailali District Court on February 26, 2018. He has been serving his life sentence at Dilli Bazar Jail since then.