High-level committee to conduct detailed investigation into Chaurjahari incident
KATHMANDU: The high-level probe committee shaped to research Rukum West’s Chaurjahari incident will pursue shut investigation from Sunday.
In the incident, six youths of Jajarkot district had been killed after Nawaraj BK of Bheri Municipality-Four in Jajarkot had gone to see his girlfriend in Soti, Chaurjahari Municipality-Eight in Rukum West, on May 23.
The nine-member high-level committee shaped by the House of Representatives to probe the incident — Chaurjahari Municipality, Soti Incident Investigation Committee — led by Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmaker Devendra Poudel consists of HoR members Min Bahadur Bishwokarma, Durga Poudel, Ekbal Miyan, Bimala Bishwokarma, Parvati Bishunke, Maheshwar Jung Gahatraj, Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav, and Prakash Rasaili.
One of the members of the committee Min Bahadur Bishwokarma mentioned an off-the-cuff assembly chaired by HoR speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota, on Thursday, determined to proceed with the investigation by conducting an onsite inspection from Sunday. He informed THT Online that the HoR members would perform the investigation after voting for the structure modification invoice registered to replace the nation’s map, on Saturday.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli by means of an all-party assembly has urged the parliamentary occasion to vote in favour of the structure modification invoice to replace the nation’s map together with Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura.
Meanwhile, spokesperson at Rukum West District Police Office (DPO), Thok Bahadur KC mentioned, a complete of 29 suspects have been taken into police custody for additional investigation into the case.
Earlier, District Court, Rukum West had remanded 18 accused together with Nawaraj’s girlfriend, her dad and mom, and ward chair of Chaurjahari, Dambar Bahadur Malla, to 10 days in judicial custody for additional investigation, following which, on Tuesday police detained 11 others.