February 3: The police have arrested ‘fugitive’ lawmaker Arun Kumar Chaudhary of Nagarik Unmukti Party in connection to a decade-old arson case.
Chaudhary, who was in the most-wanted list of police, was arrested on Thursday afternoon from Tikapur, Kailali.
Nepal Police Spokesperson Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Posharaj Pokharel confirmed the arrest of Chaudhary to the state-owned national news agency RSS.
Chaudhary was elected a member of the House of Representatives from Kailali constituency 2 during the recently held election on November 20. He will be presented before the Dhangadhi District Court on Friday, the police said.
It may be noted that the Kailali District Court had sentenced three people including MP Chaudhary to six months in jail in the arson case that dates back to more than a decade. MP Chaudhary along with two others were convicted of setting a tractor on fire 13 years ago but is yet to serve a jail term.