Maina Sunuwar Updates and Facts by Advocacy Forum
Nepal Army (NA) did not hand over army Major Niranjan Basnet, one of the accused in the murder of Maina Sunuwar, to Kavre Distric Police/ Court today as promised. This has raised suspicion on the intention of the NA and
As existing Nepalese law grants power of criminal investigation to Nepal Police,
Deployed by the Nepal Army with the UN Peace Keeping Mission in one of the African Countries '
The District Court of Kavre has already issued arrest warrant against the four accused including Major Niranjan Basnet on
Despite the arrest and suspension order of Kavre District Court, the accused continued in his service with full protection from Nepal Army. Instead of giving effect to court's orders, he was deployed to UN Mission in
Now, upon his repatriation from the mission,
The chronology of the Maina Sunuwar case is included in annex 1 below.
Annex I: Chronology
During the following months, Maina’s family inquires about her condition and whereabouts, visiting the District Administration Office, the District Police Office, the Panchhkal Military Barracks and other army camps, the Army headquarters and the then Chief of Army Staff. They obtain contradicting information.
Concerns raised by diplomatic representatives and various international and national organizations compel the Chief of Army Staff of the Nepal Army to constitute a Board of Inquiry to probe the incident.
As per the recommendation of the Board of Inquiry, the Nepal Army set up a
(1) the Nepal Army to suspend the then Captain Niranjan Basnet (who has now been promoted to the post of Major) in accordance with Section 66 (3) of Army Act 2063.
(2) the Office of the District Government Attorney to produce the complainant and other people who were consulted during the investigation, so that the evidence can be examined according to law.
(3) the Nepal Army to produce the statements of the defendants and other Army staff (named in the judgment of the