Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane directs police to arrest lawmaker Laxmi Mahato Koiri

On Tuesday, Home Minister was criticized for his indifference to arrest the murder-accused lawmaker Laxmi Mahato Koiri though the latter was present in the parliament.

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Kathmandu: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has directed Nepal Police to arrest absconding lawmaker Laxmi Mahato Koiri, who is in the fugitive list of police.

Although he is in the fugitive list of police, Koiri on Tuesday was present in the House meeting to vote in favor of a trust motion by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.

“After several news reports emerged that Koiri was present in the House meeting, I directed the Inspector General of Nepal Police to arrest Koiri,” said Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane in a program.  

Koiri, a CPN (UML) leader, elected to the House of Representatives from Mahottari-1 is in the police’s fugitive list for the murder of assistant sub inspector Thaman BK. 

Koiri is accused of dragging the ASI from a police van and killing him with spears and domestic weapons during the Madhes agitation. 

The Dhanusha District Court had freed Mahato from jail on a bail of Rs 100,000. But, the Janakpur High Court had issued an arrest warrant later. He is still on the police’s most wanted list.