Nepal Police has arrested Samirman Singh Basnet, the mastermind behind the murder of chairman of the Federation of Contractors’ Associations of Nepal (FCAN) Sharad Kumar Gauchan.
Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) chief DIG Pushkar Karki said mastermind Samirman Singh Basnet was arrested from Chitwan. He was made public amid a press meet by the CIB on Sunday.
Construction entrepreneur Sharad Kumar Gauchan was killed in broad daylight in Capital on October 9 at Prayag Marg near Shanti Nagar while he was on his way to the FCAN office in Anamnagar in his vehicle.
Police investigation had found Basnet was trying to extort money from Gauchan and masterminded the murder after Gauchan refused to oblige.
Police has already arrested five persons in connection to the murder.
Rajiv Syangtyang of Panchakanya Rural Municipality in Nuwakot; Shivaji Mahato of Parsa, Mukesh Kumar Pandey of Bihar, India; Santosh Gurung of Thori, Parsa; and Prakash Budhathoki were arrested for their involvement in the crime.
Investigation had found Syangtyang had opened fire on Gauchan while Mahato was the one who had supplied arms and motorcycle used in the killing.