Interpol India hands over murder convict to Nepal

Kathmandu, February 9

A murder convict, who was arrested in India, was brought home today, said Nepal Police.

The Kathmandu District Court had awarded Mukhiya Gurung life imprisonment on December 16, 2007 for his involvement in the murder of Subarna Gurung, 19,  in Thamel-based Julie Studio 54 Disco on November 3, 2001.

A red corner notice was issued by Interpol General Secretariat on November 28, 2017 for his arrest, said Nepal Police Spokesperson DIG Manoj Neupane. Mukhiya was held by Interpol India from Jaipur International Airport on December 8, 2017 while he was preparing to board a plane bound for Malaysia via Bangkok.

“He was produced before the Delhi-based Patiala Court which, on February 9, ordered the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to hand him over to Nepal Police,” DIG Neupane informed. Police are preparing to send Mukhiya to jail for implementation of the court’s verdict. Officials said Mukhiya along with 10 others had murdered Subarna of Baneshwor. The victim was stabbed following a heated argument with them. Police said Mukhiya was the only fugitive absconding after the court verdict.