CK Raut to help Resham Chaudhary release from jail

CK Raut, Resham Lal Chaudhary

KATHMANDU, June 25: Janamat Party Chair CK Raut, on Sunday, assured Resham Chaudhary to make efforts for his release from prison.

Raut, as soon as returning from two-week long Europe tour, had reached Bir Hospital to take stock of Chaudhary’s health.

Raut and Chaudhary had discussed the contemporary political issues and ways to secure Chaudhary’s release from prison, Raut wrote on his Facebook page.

Raut also claimed that only Janamat Party could secure his release since he has already lost hope from other political parties. The Janamat Party was formed on March 18 following the 11-point agreement between Raut and the government.

Chaudhary and nine others were sentenced to life imprisonment by Kailali District Court on March 6 on the charge of masterminding 2015 Tikapur carnage.

On August 24, 2015, armed protesters affiliated with the Tharuhat Struggle Committee had attacked security forces attempting to enforce restrictions with axes, scythes and spears in Tikapur of Kailali district killing eight, including seven police officers and a two-year-old baby.

A candidate of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), Chaudhary had won the House of Representative elections from Kailali constituency in 2018 elections. He had filed his candidacy through a representative as he was in hiding.

Chaudhary had surrendered himself to the district court on February 26 last year.

He was sworn-in as a lawmaker on January 3 while his case was still sub-judice in the court. After swearing-in, he was sent back to Dillibazar prison.