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BIRGUNJ, SEP 26 -
Police investigating the murder of Hindu Yuba Sangh leader Kashi Tiwari have placed Minister for Land Reforms and Management, Prabhu Sah, on their list of suspects.
Birgunj Police have now widened the scope of investigations into Tiwari's link to Sah's killing--based on the testimony of one of the suspects.
A highly-placed source said Birgunj police is planning to file a murder case against Sah, a Maoist lawmaker, and his personal secretary Shiyaram Kushawaha in the Parsa District Court.
Shiyaram and one Aman Kushwaha allegedly shot Tiwari dead on June 27, 2010 at Ashokbatika in Birgunj Municipality, according to the police.
Aman, who is currently in police custody, has implicated Sah in the murder. He has told the police that he was paid Rs 200,000 to accompany Shiyaram, also known as Phiroj, as his transporter to kill Tiwari.
Based on Aman's statement, Birgunj police on Monday wrote to the police headquarters in Kathmandu requesting the latter to take Sah and Shiyaram in custody and transfer them to Birgunj, the source said.
Aman told the police that he was hired to accompany Shiyaram as he was an experienced motorcycle rider. He said he agreed to take part in the crime for the cash he was offered for just riding a motorcycle.
"It was Phiroj who pulled the trigger while riding pillion on the motorcycle I was riding," Aman said in his statement.
Tiwari's family had filed charges against five people, including Shiyaram, in the wake of the incident. Shiyaram, who was then a secretariat member of the Maoist Bhojpura State Committee, was never arrested.
In May 2010, Maoists had called an indefinite banda against the government led by Madhav Kumar Nepal. Activists of the Hindu Yuva Sangh, then chaired by Tiwari, had then launched an anti-banda movement, during which they had looted and set fire on food meant for Maoist activists picketing the strike. At least 64 people, including Sah and Maoist lawmaker Shiva Chandra Kushwaha, were injured when police intervened. A few weeks after the incident, Tiwari was gunned down by two motorcycle-borne assailants.
Meanwhile, Tiwari's widow Babita has started a fast-unto-death demanding that her husband's murderers be brought to book. She accused the government of failing to arrest Tiwari's murderers, even though they had been identified.