Kathmandu, November 4
Police today nabbed Maya Sherchan, wife of gangster Samirman Singh Basnet, on the charge of involvement in killing Sharad Gauchan.
Gauchan, 60, also a president of the Federation of Contractors’ Association of Nepal, was shot dead in broad daylight in Kathmandu on October 9 last year.
Samirman Singh Basnet,34, is an alleged mastermind, who had orchestrated the killing of Gauchan. Basnet is serving jail term at Mustang Prison after he was transferred there from Nakkhu Jail of Kathmandu in September last year. He was arrested from Chitwan on December 2. The court has yet to issue final verdict in the murder case.
Metropolitan Police Crime Division said Sherchan was arrested from Sano Bharyang today. She was arrested by the police on the basis of statements given by two other accomplices, who were arrested a week ago.
Superintendent of Police Narendra Prasad Upreti, also the spokesperson for MPCD, said, “The two recently arrested claimed that Sherchan provided the gun to them to execute the murder. They also claimed that gun was later handed over to her.”
Aambar Bahadur Rana Magar aka Kalu, 31, Roshan Budhathoki, 26, and Som Lama aka Lopsang, 40, were arrested by the police from Jhapa recently. According to police, Rana Magar was the one who shot at Gauchan.
After the arrest of the three accused, SSP Dhiraj Pratap Singh had said that police had arrested all the possible suspects involved in the murder. With the arrest of Maya Sherchan, the number of suspects arrested for their alleged involvement in Gauchan’s murder has reached 13.
Police have started investigating possible involvement of Maya Serchan in killing Yuwa Sangh Nepal leader Durga Tiwari in Rupandehi in 2016 and attack on gangster Dawa Lama.
Both these incident was undertaken by the same people who had shot gun to businessman Gauchan.
A version of this article appears in print on November 05, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.