Dhangadhi: The eagerly awaited court hearing in the case against Resham Chaudhary, which was scheduled to take place after a five-month hiatus, has been postponed. The Court Information Officer, Govinda Prasad Ghimire, made the official announcement that the hearing, initially set for today in the Supreme Court, would be rescheduled.
In the Supreme Court, the assignment of benches is determined by a randomized process, and Information Officer Ghimire confirmed that the postponement of the case against Resham Chaudhary adhered to this established procedure. Chaudhary, who had been convicted in connection with the Tikapur incident and had been incarcerated at Dillibazar jail, was granted his release from prison on May 29th, following a presidential pardon.
Resham Chaudhary had been implicated in the case involving the tragic killing of seven police officers, including a 2-year-old child and SSP Laxman Neupane, in Tikapur in September 2072. In May 2079, the Supreme Court had designated Chaudhary as the mastermind behind the incident and sentenced him to life imprisonment. His release from Dillibazar Jail on May 29th came as a result of a presidential pardon, granted upon the government's recommendation in observance of Republic Day.
Following his release, the family of the late SSP Laxman Neupane, who had lost his life in the Tikapur incident, filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging Resham Chaudhary's detention. On June 6th, a single bench presided over by Judge Prakashman Singh Raut issued a show-cause order to the government, indicating the court's commitment to prioritize the case. Nevertheless, despite the case being accorded priority status, the scheduled hearing, set to transpire after a five-month interval, has been adjourned.