Resham Chaudhary, the patron of Nagarik Unmukti Party (NUP), who was jailed on the charge of orchestrating the Tikapur carnage, has been released.
Chaudhary, who was convicted by all three courts in the Tikapur murder case and was serving life in prison, received amnesty from President Ram Chandra Paudel on the occasion of Republic Day.
An amnesty was granted to Resham, who was arrested on the charge of orchestrating the Tikapur carnage.
In total, on the occasion of Republic Day, today President Paudel granted amnesty to 501 people.
Sources close to him said that immediately after his release, he is scheduled to go to Tikapur in his home district, Kailali.
"As soon as he is released, he will go to Kailali and seek blessings from his mother," said a source close to him.
On August 24, 2015, eight people including the then Senior Superintendent of Police Lakshman Neupane were killed in a clash between pro-Tharuhat protesters and the police at Tikapur in Kailali.
After the incident, Resham went underground. While staying underground, he contested the 2074 House of Representatives elections. After being elected in the House of Representatives with an overwhelming majority, Resham surrendered to the District Court on February 26, 2018. After taking the oath of parliament, he was again taken to jail and he was also suspended from parliament.
The District Court, Kailali on March 6, 2019 had sentenced Resham to life imprisonment, and it was upheld by the High Court, Dipayal, on January 3, 2021.