Incident Reports

Four Accused Killers of SC Justice Bam Arrested


 Police have arrested four men on charge of being involved in the killing of Supreme Court justice Ran Bahadur Bam. Police made public Megh Bahadur Thapa alias Babu Thapa, 38, of Dhungrekhola VDC-4, Sarlahi, Karan Chaudhary alias Shiva, 38, of Janakpur, Premraj Khadka alias Nabin, 28, of Naya Road, Hariaun VDC-5 and Dipak Karna, 38, of Janakpur on January 3. IGP Upendra Kant Aryal said that the police managed to arrest the accused after exhaustion of great resources as the police had placed this case in top priority as it was one of the biggest incident in history of crime in Nepal. Keshav Mainali and Babu Thapa, chairperson and vice-chairperson respectively of Chure Bhawar National Party had split the party and formed separate central committee through separate convention following internal dispute. The Election Commission recognized the faction of Babu Thapa in 2009 while the SC bench of Justice Bam had recognized Mainali’s faction in its interim order. DIGP Hemanta Malla Thakuri, the chief of Central Investigation Bureau shared the related information of the case to the journalists in the press conference. Bam was shot by five men arriving in three motorcycles near UN Park at Shankhamul, Lalitpur Sub-metropolis-34 around 11 am on June 1, 2012. Injured Justice Bam died at hospital while his friend Ram Giri and PSO Mahesh Giri were injured. Police informed in the conference that one of the accused, Sanjay Ishmali Magar of Khaniyapani VDC-7 in Ramechhap is currently in Saudi Arab adding a process of repatriating him through Interpol. B
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Small arms
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other/multiple/unspecified political affiliation
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1