Kathmandu: The government has decided to recommend to President Ram Chandra Paudel to grant clemency to Resham Chaudhary, who was convicted in the Tikapur Massacre case. This decision was made during a cabinet meeting held on Sunday.
Just a week after the Supreme Court upheld the decisions of lower courts to convict Resham Lal Chaudhary in 2015 Tikapur Massacre, the government is now preparing to grant clemency to him. He is currently serving life imprisonment at Dillibazar Prison in Kathmandu.
Chaudhary was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in a violent incident that killed seven security personnel and a minor in the Tikapur Massacre in 2015.
According to sources, President Paudel is preparing to grant clemency to Chaudhary on the Republic Day.
Article 276 of the Constitution of Nepal provisions that the President may pardon, postpone, change or reduce the sentence imposed by any court, judicial or quasi-judicial body or administrative officer or body in accordance with the law.