Right Honourable President Pardons Remaining Prison Sentences of 179 Prisoners

Right Honourable President Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari has pardoned the remaining prison sentence of 179 prisoners, including Mr. Sudip Limbu alias Twatike, who were imprisoned for life for committing criminal offense before the promulgation of the Criminal Offences (Sentencing and Execution) Act, 2017. They were granted clemency upon the recommendation of the Government of Nepal as per the Article 276 of the Constitution of Nepal and the Supreme Court’smandamus issued on 3 August 2020 for their good conduct and having served at least 50 percent of their prison sentences by the 18th of February 2021.

Keshav Prasad Ghimire

Deputy Spokesperson

18 February 2021