Sanjay Sah refuses to give statement on Singhaniya murder

JANAKPURDHAM: Suspended lawmaker Sanjay Sah refused to record statements on his involvement in media entrepreneur Arun Singhaniya's murder.

After the alleged mastermind behind the six-year-old murder did not agree to record his statements, the Dhanusha District Court sent two suspects of the case to judicial custody.

Singhaniya, who was the chairman of Janakpur Today Communications Group, was shot dead at Shiva Chowk in Janakpur on March 1, 2010.

The single bench of judge Rajendra Acharya on Tuesday ordered that Chandra Deep Yadav and Yogendra Sahani be sent to the custody.

The recording of the statements had concluded on Monday.

The bench also pronounced that two other suspects - Om Prakash Yadav and Ram Karan Yadav - be released on bail of Rs 200,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively.

Chandra Deep Yadav among three was arrested by police last month.

The suspended lawmaker,  who had been kept in the judicial custody in Kathmandu to probe into his involvement in a fatal bomb explosion in Janakpur in 2012, was brought to Kathmandu after Chandra Deep spoke of his role in the Singhaniya murder.

Sah is also a convict of two criminal cases — arms and ammunition case and public offence case.

Sah had won the second Constituent Assembly election from Dhanusha-4 representing the Sadbhawana Party. His membership in the Parliament, however, was suspended after police accused him of the explosion and the Court subsequently sent him to the judicial custody, in May 2014.