Ganga Maya files RTI application at Nepal Police Headquarters

KATHMANDU: Ganga Maya Adhikari has filed an application at Nepal Police Headquarters, Naxal, seeking update on the progress made so far by the law enforcement agency in regards to the Interpol Red Corner Notice issued against Rudra Acharya, the principal accused in the murder of her son Krishna Prasad.

Ganga Maya had called off her 360-day hunger strike in October last year after a five-point agreement with the government, which had expressed commitment to bring Krishna Prasad’s killers to book.

An excerpt of the application filed at Nepal Police HQ, addressing its Information Officer yesterday, reads: As it has come to my knowledge that Nepal Police has already issued an Interpol Red Corner Notice against Acharya, I would like to request you to provide me with the information as to what progress has so far been made, why the accused has not been arrested till this day and why there was delay on the part of Nepal Police to bring him back to Nepal.”

She has said she filed the application as per Article 27 of the Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2007 and Section 3 and 7 of the Right to Information Act, 2007.

Ganga Maya, who is undergoing treatment at the National Trauma Centre, had entrusted Bikash Basnet, one of her representatives, with the task of filing the Right to Information (RTI) application, citing her inability to present herself due to ‘poor health condition’. She has urged the law enforcement agency to guarantee her constitutional right to information through her representative, Advocacy Forum Nepal said today.

In October last year, Nepal Police had issued Interpol Red Corner Notice for the arrest and extradition of Acharya, 31, of Ratna Nagar Municipality-8, Chitwan who is believed to be hiding in the United Kingdom.

Nanda Prasad Adhikari, her husband, died while staging fast-unto-death on September 22 last year on the 333rd day of the hunger strike at Bir Hospital. Since June 5, Ganga Maya has been taking only juice and water.