Former minister Bishwokarma taken to Udayapur


Former Minister and spokesperson of the Netra Bikram Chand led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma has been taken to Udayapur for necessary investigation and action in a case about bomb explosion.

A complaint has been lodged against Bishwokarma accusing him of setting the bomb off at Triyuga municipality 13 on April 11, according to SP with Udayapur Police Chandra Dev Rai. The police are preparing to take him to the court on Sunday for that case. “He has been brought here on Saturday. We will take him to the court to get his judicial custody,” SP Rai told Setopati.

Bishwokarma was last released by the Supreme Court (SC) on September 14 on a habeas corpus case. But the police arrested him again continuing the cycle of him being arrested immediately after the Apex Court ordering his release in habeas corpus case.

The SC is not pleased with repeated arrests of Bishwokarma immediately after his release and drew the government’s attention to that while issuing the latest order on September 14 stating that the court cannot remain silent allowing the government and the bodies under it to act irresponsibly on the issue of the exercise of individual freedom by citizens.

Bishwokarma was arrested in Kathmandu on August 7 on charge of unleashing terror of extortion. The police said documents recovered from Bishwokarma show that he had extorted Rs 70 million.

He is being taken to different parts of the country for trial on cases of bomb explosion, arson and other destructive activities carried out by cadres of the Chand-led party in the past.

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