BIRATNAGAR: On the sixth day of trial hearing on the 33 kilogram gold smuggling case, 10 more lawyers have defended the accused involved in gold smuggling and murdering co-conspirator Sanam Shakya at the Morang District Court, on Wednesday.
So far, as many as 35 lawyers have defended the accused involved in the case.
Senior lawyer Hikmat Paudel and Khagendra Bahadur Shrestha defended police constable Bishnu Bahadur Khadka.
Similarly, Madan Ghimire aka Madhav was defended by lawyers duo Ganesh Raj Luitel and Nabin Karki. Lawyer Gyanendra Thapa defended other suspects Bal Krishna Shrestha, Hemanta Gautam and Madan Ghimire.
Likewise, suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sanjaya Raut was defended by lawyers Shiva Raj Chauhan, Shanti Ram Bhandari and Ram Prasad Bhandari. Lawyers duo Deepak Khatiwada and Rupesh Koirala defended Mohan Kafle and Narendra Karki at the Morang District Court today.
Earlier, police had arrested 30 persons and filed a case against 63 persons in connection to the 33 kilogram gold smuggling and murder of gold carrier Sanam Shakya at the Morang District Court. However, 33 persons are still at large.