KATHMANDU: An unidentified group of men shot the Supreme Court Justice Rana Bahadur Bam on the road adjacent to UN Park in Thapathali on Thursday morning, Hemanta Rawal, Assistant Spokesperson, Supreme Court confirmed.
Bam received four bullets on his armpit at 11:08 am after the two miscreants had openly fired eight rounds of bullets on the car he was traveling on to his office.
Bam was returning from Bagalamukhi temple along with his guard Mahesh Giri, who also sustained injuries on his neck and chest in the incident.
Bam's driver is unscathed however.
Bam and Giri are receiving treatment at Norvic Hospital in Thapathali
The gunslingers had arrived on a black Pulsar bike, Kathmandu Police Chief SP Rajendra Shrestha.
Pamphlets with the lettering Amar Nepal Jindabaad are scattered at the scene of attack, police further said. The pamphlets belong to Nepalbaad Party. If we are to believe words written in the pamphlets, the Party is oriented to mop up all the corrupt judges.
Earlier, the Judicial Council had recommended that the Parliament initiate impeachment proceedings against Justice Bam.
Comedian Giri's pa also injured
KATHMANDU: Ram Giri , the father of comedian Deepak Raj Giri has also sustained gunshot injuries. As Deepak told, his father was also with Supreme Court Justice Rana Bahadur Bam when the shooting took place.
Giri, the close friend of slain Bam, received one bullet on abdomen and is receiving treatment at Norvic.
Earlier, Giri was taken to Alka hospital but was later referred toNorvic Hospital.