6 people who beat Tribhuvan University vice-professor Prem Chagane have been sentenced to 2 years in prison. The court has also ordered the driver to pay a compensation of 28 lakh 17 thousand 593 rupees. The court ruled that the defendants should pay this amount proportionately.
This decision was made by the bench of Kathmandu District Court Judge Vinod Khatiwada.
Rupesh Shah, Ravin Kumar Lama, Niraj Ranamgar, Sayuj Shrestha, Hari Acharya and Yogendra Rawal have been found guilty.
The activists of Nepal Vidyarthi Sangh, close to the Nepali Congress, brutally beat up the deputy professor of the Sociology Department of Tribhuvan University.
Similarly, it has been decided that Damasahi will collect 28 lakh 17 thousand 593 rupees from the offender for the treatment expenses claimed by the driver.
The hearing of the verdict in the case related to the attack on the deputy professor Prem Chalene started in the District Court of Kathmandu on Wednesday. After listening to the arguments of the lawyers on both sides throughout the day, the judge kept the case under review.
The verdict came today after the hearing of the case was over in the bench of District Court Judge Vinod Khatiwada. In the hearing held in the bench number 26, 9 lawyers including advocates Omprakash Aryal, Surendra Bhandari, Radhika Khatiwada, Basant Joshi, Srikant Baral argued on behalf of the plaintiff.
Similarly, government lawyers Chandra Prasad Sanjel, Dinesh Shrestha and Srikant Khanal also argued. Yogendra Bahadur Adhikari, Sher Bahadur KC, Dayanath Kharel, Ujjwalraj Ghimire and others argued on behalf of the defendant.
Earlier, the judgment hearing had started on October 9. However, Judge Uttam Silwal pushed the verdict by ordering to call a doctor. After hearing the arguments of the defendant’s lawyer, the judge adjourned the hearing by ordering the doctor who treated the driver to appear in court physically. According to that order, the concerned doctor has come to the court and filed a complaint.
A few days after the attack on him, the driver filed a case in the district court with 7 people as defendants. The Supreme Court ordered the district court to resolve this case as soon as possible on July 9.