President decides to release 430 prisoners on Republic Day

Kathmandu: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has decided to release 430 prisoners. On the recommendation of the cabinet, on the occasion of the 14th Republic Day, President Bhandari decided to release 430 prisoners and pardoned them.

According to Article 276 of the Constitution of Nepal, the remaining 430 people have been released on the basis of various laws including Article 37 of the Criminal Offenses (Punishment and Enforcement) Act 2074 BS and the Supreme Court’s order dated 19 July 2077 BS, said Keshav Prasad Ghimire, Assistant Spokesperson to the President’s Office.