Absconding convicts nabbed

Kathmandu, May 6

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has arrested two absconding convicts from separate places of the Kathmandu Valley.

Suman Maharjan (26) of Thecho, Lalitpur was arrested from his house. He had been absconding after the Kathmandu District Court convicted him of vehicular homicide and sentenced him to two years in jail, along with a fine of Rs 200 in absentia on April 17, 2011.

One person was killed and as many injured when the motorcycle Suman was riding crossed into a wrong lane and hit another two-wheeler in Sukedhara on October 1, 2009.

Stating that the incident occurred due to his sheer negligence, the court had issued the verdict as per Section 161 of the Motor Vehicle and Transport Management Act, 1993. He was also found driving without obtaining licence and under the influence.

According to Superintendent of Police Dibesh Lohani, Suman has been sent to the Central Jail for execution of the court verdict.

In a separate operation, CIB arrested Sanjay Maharjan (30) of Kirtipur-2 from Kathmandu today. The Patan Appellate Court had convicted him of forgery and sentenced him to one year in jail, along with a fine of Rs 50 on February 14, 2008.

He had been absconding since.

SP Lohani said he was found guilty of possessing a forged driving licence. Sanjay has also been sent to the Central Jail.

The Government of Nepal was the plaintiff in both the cases.