Kathmandu, Jan 17, 2018
The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the verdict of the then Appellate Court to give the clean chit to four persons of Rajib Gurung (Dipak Manange) gang on a murder charge.
A division bench of Justices Dipak Raj Joshi and Purushottam Bhandari upheld the Appellate Court’s verdict delivered a decade ago to acquit Ganesh Lama, Rewat Karki, Ramesh Sunuwar and Umesh Lama, Joint Attorney General Sanjeev Raj Regmi said.
The Office of the District Attorney had lodged a case in the Kathmandu District Court over the issue of attacking Milan Chakre with Khukuri by the gang members of Dipak Manange
The District Court had issued a verdict sentencing two years of imprisonment to Manange while it had given a clean chit to Ganesh Lama, Rewat Karki, Ramesh Sunuwar and Umesh Lama.
Later on, the District Attorney Office had challenged the District Court’s verdict in the Appellate Court. The Patan Appellate Court had sentenced five years jail term to Manange while the verdict of the district court was upheld.
The Office of the Attorney General had also lodged the case in the SC demanding jail term to four others of the Manange gang.
According to Regmi, an appeal was not made in the name of Manange in the Supreme Court. Though the SC upheld the verdict of the Patan Appellate Court, it has not mentioned anything about the issue of Manange.
Manange has won the province assembly election from Manang-1 (B).