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Chitwan court releases two Maoist cadres on bail

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The Chitwan District Court on Thursday released two Maoist cadres arrested in connection with the conflict-period Adhikari murder case, on bail.

Maoists staging sit-in protest in front of Chitwan district court demanding release of their cadres, Thursday. NN/RSSAfter conducting a hearing for two days, District Judge Binod Mohan Acharya delivered the order in the much-talked about case that is making uproars in the parliament, of late.

As per the court order, Bhimsen Poudel and Chhanilal Poudel have been decreed a bail amount of Rs 27,000 and 20,000, respectively, as the pre-condition for their release from the judicial custody.

About two dozens of lawyers including former attorney general Mukti Pradhan pleaded on behalf of the defendants. Likewise, government attorney Ek Narayan Lamsal pleaded on behalf of the government demanding life imprisonment for the accused.

Among the 13 Maoist cadres alleged of involvement in the Adhikari murder case, 11 are absconding. The court has issued arrest warrant against them.

Citing Adhikari murder case and the subsequent arrest of Maoist cadres, the UCPN (Maoist) has been obstructing parliament meeting and boycotting the all-party meeting.

The UCPN (M) has been saying that the conflict-period cases have to be dealt through a separate Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission on Disappearances.

As for the government, it has been stressing that it is committed to forming such commissions, but has no control over filing of individual conflict-era cases at the court of law.



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