Seven cops among 63 charge-sheeted
Biratnagar, May 2
Cases were filed at the district court of Morang today against 63 persons, including seven serving policemen, in connection with smuggling of 33 kg gold and murder of carrier Sanam Shakya.
While 29 out of 63 who have been charge-sheeted are in custody, the rest are absconding. Police filed organised crime, gold smuggling, abduction and murder cases against them, claiming that about 3,800 kg gold worth more that Rs 17 billion was smuggled into the country since July 2015. Hearing in the cases couldn’t, however, start today due to lack of time and will begin tomorrow, according to court registrar Nawaraj Dulal.
According to Dulal, 29 persons detained in connection with the case were remanded to judicial custody today. They are Senior Superintendent of Police Dibesh Lohani, Superintendent of Police Bikashraj Khanal, deputy superintendents of police Sanjaya Raut and Prajit KC, Sub-inspector Balkrishna Sanjel, Constable Bishnu Khadka and 23 others, including Takraj Malla Thakuri, Mohan Kafle, Lakpa Sherpa, Madan Prasad Ghimire, Narendra Karki, Rajan Kumar, Bhujung Gurung, Rajendra Kumar Shakya, Mahabir Prasad Golyan, Lal Bahadur Magar, Birendraman Shrestha, Sambir Prasad Tolange, Balkrishna Shrestha, Doram Khatri, Kapilraj Puri, Gopal Kumar Shrestha, Punya Prasad Lama Tamang, Hemanta Gautam, Raju Maharjan, Raju Thapa, Amarman Dangol and Tularam Tharu.
Thirty-four others, including SSP Shyam Bahadur Khatri, Chudamani Upreti, alias Gore, his wife Narbada Kharel Upreti, Head Constable Ambar Bahadur Thapa Magar, Sunil Shrestha, Raksha Bhandari, Arjun Prasad Kharel, Guptalal Bhusal, Ramhari Karki, Prayash Parajuli, Sanjaya Adhikari, Samir Adhikari, Gita Shrestha, Madhav Acharya, Om Prakash Newar, Ramesh Upreti, Chetanath Bhandari, Pramod Kumar Shrestha, Benu Shrestha, Harisaran Khadka, Kamal Karki, Maniraj Chaulagain, Shiva Kumar Gubhaju, Surendra Gautam, Mohamad Ustam Miya, Tuk Bahadur Magar, Bhabin Tamang, Mohan Kumar Agrawal, Sunil Agrawal, Krishna Gopal Agrawal and Tshering Wangel Ghale are still at large.