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Administration of oath of office and secrecy to the murdered Chaudhary as Parliamentarian sparks controversies

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  Kathmandu, Nepal      January 04 2019

 

Kathmandu, Nepal: The administration of oath of office and secrecy as Member of the Federal Parliament to Resham Chaudhary, who is in judicial custody on the charge of masterminding the 2015 Tikapur massacre, has sparked controversies from different sectors. 

The critics, particularly the legal experts have been criticizing insisting that any accused of a crime amounting heinous crime like murder and serving time in jail for the same should not be administered the oath of office and secrecy. 

Likewise, the locals of Tikapur and the family members of the victims have also expressed their deep displeasure for the decision of the parliamentary secretariat to sworn in Chaudhary as a member of parliament.

Chaudhary has been serving jail term for masterminding to kill the seven policemen including an SSP and a toddler during the Tharu protestors in Tikapur of Kailali in August 2015.

Lawmaker-elect Chaudhary was given an election certificate by the Election Commission (EC) after he surrendered to the Kailali district court in February 2018. 

But his oath taking ceremony was stalled because he was taken into custody immediately after receiving the certificate from the EC officials.

He had contested the 2017 parliamentary elections by filing candidacy through his representatives even though he was on the run after the incident. He had emerged victorious from Kailali-1, representing Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN).