Mohan Baidya flays Supreme Court order to jail Bal Krishna Dhungel

KATHMANDU: The Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Revolutionary Maoist on Saturday expressed concerns over the Supreme Court order to arrest and imprison the CPN Maoist Centre leader Bal Krishna Dhungel, who had been convicted of murder.

Issuing a statement, Baidya said the party was for settling all cases from the conflict era by transitional justice mechanisms, namely the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons.

The party also demanded that the government withdraw all cases related to the conflict era.

On Thursday, the apex court had issued an order in the name of the Nepal Police Inspector General to arrest Dhungel after finding that he was walking free and making contemptuous statements against the judiciary.

Considering the court order as a breach of the Comprehensive Peace Accord, the party said, "It is a matter of serious concern that while a section of the People's War is leading the government, cadres involved in the War have been suppressed."