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Another convict of Singhaniya's murder sent to custody

Impunity Update

District Court Dhanusha remanded Pawan Lama, another conflict on the murder of media entrepreneur Arun Singhaniya to custody for investigation on July 7.

Accomplice Pawan Lama was ordered of custody in Jaleshwor by a single bench of Judge Keshav Prasad Adhikari.

Other convicts Sanjay Kumar Saha, Manak Lama, Chandra Deep Yadav, and Ek Lal Sahani have been serving their jail terms after court's order since April 2016.

Singhaniya was shot dead at a local Shiva Chowk of Janakpur in March 1, 2010 over the publication of a news story on crime in his media. He was the Chairperson of Janakpur Today Communications Group in Janakpur, a city in the southern plains of Nepal.

On March 30, the District Police Office, Dhanusha, had filed a case against 11 along with the mastermind Saha. Hence, remaining five among the convicts are yet to be booked.

Freedom Forum appreciates the legal action though late, which has not only brought the criminals to book but also helped ensure justice to the victim family. This signifies that impunity relating to crimes against media persons is being addressed gradually.

 

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