Adhikari murder case-accused remanded to 10 days judicial custody
The Krishna Prasad Adhikari murder case-accused, identified as Ram Prasad Adhikari, has been remanded to judicial custody for 10 days after he was produced at Chitwan District Court Sunday.
Ram Prasad was arrested from Bagbazar, Kathmandu Friday and was taken to Chitwan, where the murder actually took place in 2004, according to police.
At the court of law, Chitwan District Police pleaded that they need time to investigate the murder case and therefore, require to keep Krishna Prasad in custody. The 10 days of police custody will be counted from Friday, according to court officials.
The police are further looking for 10 other accused who were mostly from Phujel VDC of Gorkha district, where the deceased (Krishna Prasad) hailed from, said SP Pradhumna Karki, chief of Chitwan District Police.
The parents of the deceased, Nanda Prasad and Ganga Maya, broke their fast unto death at around 1 a.m. Sunday following the arrest of the murder accused on Friday. They are still at the ICU ward of Bir Hospital, Kathmandu.
The murder-accused, Ram Prasad, was then an underground Maoist cadre. The UCPN (Maoist) has been stressing on forming a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to look into the conflict-era cases of rights violation in bulk, while human rights activists have been emphasizing that such cases need to be resolved as and when they appear.
The formation of such a Commission hit the snag after it was revealed that the Commission would offer "blanket amnesty" to potential perpetrators without putting them into legal trial. Nepalnews.com