Two Adhikari murder accused freed on bailThe Chitwan District Court on Thursday issued an order to release on bail two Maoist cadres allegedly involved in the 2004 murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari.
The Chitwan District Court on Thursday issued an order to release on bail two Maoist cadres allegedly involved in the 2004 murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari.
Following court hearing in the case, a single bench of Judge Binod Mohan Acharya gave its verdict to release Chhabilal Poudel and Bhishma Raj Poudel, two of the 13 suspects, setting the bail amount of Rs 27,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively.
Bidhya Raj Poudel, registrar at the court, said both Chhabilal and Bhishma Raj were remanded at large after they paid the bail amount. The court also issued arrest warrants against 11 other suspects in the case.
The District Attorney's Office on Sunday filed a charge sheet seeking life imprisonment with confiscation of property against 13 people accused in the murder. Earlier, police had arrested Ram Prasad Adhikari and Parshuram Poudel in the case, but the duo was released citing lack of evidence.
Adhikari, then 19, from Fujel VDC-7 of Gorkha, was allegedly abducted and murdered in Chitwan by former Maoist rebels charging him of spying for the state force.
The UCPN (Maoist) as well as CPN-Maoist cadres and relatives of the Poudel duo staged a sit-in in front of the court on Thursday while the trial continued inside. They demanded withdrawal of the 'false' charges.
The parents of Krishna Prasad Adhikari, Nanda Prasad and Ganga Maya, have been on hunger strike in Kathmandu for nearly six months demanding punishment for the guilty.