President to pardon 670 prisoners on Constitution Day

President's Office, Sheetal Niwas ambassadors
File image: President’s Office, Sheetal Niwas. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

Kathmandu, September 20

On the occasion of Constitution Day, President Ram Chandra Paudel, upon the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, has pardoned 670 prisoners.

As per the Office of the President, this pardon was extended in compliance with the provisions outlined in the Criminal Offense (Sentencing and Enforcement) Act, the Prison Regulations, the directives of the Supreme Court, and the Senior Citizens Act.

President Paudel, acting on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers in their meeting on September 15, has granted clemency for the remaining sentences, effective from September 20. This information was conveyed through a statement released by the Office of the President on Tuesday.

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