Chief accused of journalist Birendra Sah’s murder arrestedSah, a print and broadcast journalist, was killed in October 2007.
Police on Sunday arrested Narendra Faujdar (Kundan), 50, who was accused of killing journalist Birendra Sah.
Sah, a print and broadcast journalist, was killed in October 2007, allegedly by Ram Ekwal Sahani and Faujdar, who was then associated with the Nepal Communist Party (Maoist). At the time of the killing, they had already struck the 12-point peace deal with an alliance of seven political parties following a decade-long insurgency.
SP Krishna Pangeni of Bara Police said they arrested Faujdar from his private residence in Gadhal, Baragadhi Rural Municipality, by tracking the GPS of his phone.
“Faujdar, with the help of local politicians, was in hiding. We were successful in nabbing him at the fourth attempt,” Pangeni said.
Faujdar will be present at the district court on Monday to deliver his court statement. He is one of the five convicts in the case.
Journalist Sah was abducted while he was at work in Pipara Bazaar of Bara on October 4, 2007. He was then taken to a nearby jungle and was tortured before being shot dead. Sah’s body was discovered in Tangiyabasti 35 days later.
A police investigation has found that Faujdar was also engaged in drug smuggling and lootings in the past.