Nepal | August 05, 2020

Trial hearing on 33 kg gold smuggling case continues for 4th day

Hari Adhikari
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The Morang District Court in Biratnagar as captured on Sunday, May 06, 2018. Photo: Hari Adhikari

BIRATNAGAR: The trial hearing on 33 kg gold smuggling and murder of co-conspirator Sanam Shakya has continued for the fourth day at Morang District Court, in Biratnagar.

As many as 11 lawyers defended the accused suspects involved in smuggling and murdering its carrier Shakya at the trial hearing on Monday.

Lawyer Deepak Basnet defended Rajan Thapa and senior lawyers Madav Raj Acharya, Rajendra Bhattarai and Suresh Lal Shrestha defended the suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prajit KC.

Similarly, lawyers duo Ram Bahadur Raut and Ambar Raut defended the suspended DSP Sanjaya Raut whereas senior lawyers Yogendra Neupane and Jagan Prasad Phuyal defended Mahabir Golyan aka Chachaji.

Likewise, Thai airlines staffer Sambir Prasad Tolange, Nepal Police’s head constable Ambar Bahadur Thapa Magar and Birendra Man Shrestha were defended by lawyers Ramila Maharjan and Sunil Kumar Singh.

Lawyer Hari Narayan Chaudhary defended Punya Prasad Tamang aka Taklu in the trial hearing at the court today.

Earlier, the plaintiff lawyers had debated over the case on Friday and defendants’ lawyers have been taking part in the trial hearing since Sunday. It has been learnt that the defendants’ lawyers would take part in the trial hearing for few more days.

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 at large.


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