Three individuals have been convicted by Patan High Court for human trafficking. The court has implemented 20-year jail sentence and a fine of Rs 2 lakh on each of Shyam Lal Dangol, Gyanendra Chanahara and Sunita Murmur, who were found to be guilty of trafficking Sisne Himal (name changed), a resident of Rolpa.
The court also decided that the three convicts should pay Rs 2 lakh each to the victim as compensation, according to the court’s Registrar Baburam Dahal.
Earlier, the Kathmandu district court had convicted Dangol with a 10-year jail sentence and a fine of Rs 50,000. The district court had also acquitted Chanahara and Murmur.
Meanwhile, Patan High Court has struck down Nuwakot District Court’s decision to impose a jail sentence of 37 years and six months and a fine of Rs 250,000 on Nuwakot resident Sun Bahadur Tamang.
Nuwakot District Court had previously imposed the sentence on Tamang seven years ago.
Patan High Court, however, endorsed Nuwakot District Court’s decision to impose a 30-year jail sentence on another accused, Tikaram Tamang, according to Patan High Court Registrar Baburam Dahal.
Sun Bahadur Tamang, was elected Ward Chair of Dupcheshwar Rural Municipality of Nuwakot on Nepali Congress’ ticket. The decision to acquit Tamang was passed by a division bench of judges Ramesh Bahadur Thapa and Hari Pratap KC.