NSU on warpath, seeks Luitel’s whereabouts

Kathmandu, July 29:

Activists of the Nepal Students’ Union (NSU) today burned tyres and obstructed traffic at Minbhawan for two hours to protest against the government’s ‘indifference’ to find the whereabouts of NSU leader Madhusudan Luitel.

NSU vice-president Bhupendra Jung Shahi said around a dozen protesting students were

hurt when the police baton-charged them.

The NSU-affiliated students of Tribhuvan University Central Campus today disrupted classes following police interference in the peaceful protests at Minbhawan, he said.

Nepal Commerce Campus Unit secretary of NSU Prakash Pokhrel condemned the police interference and the government’s indifference to find the whereabouts of NCC NSU unit president Luitel, who has gone missing since last Thursday.

Issuing a statement today, NSU general secretary Gajendra Karki also condemned the police interference and demanded action against the policemen.

NSU has also announced a half-an-hour chakka jam and protest programmes at all colleges and major junctions of the Valley tomorrow morning.

DSP Diwas Udas of Metropolitan Police Circle New Baneswor said the Investigation Branch of Metropolitan Police Range Hanumandhoka is investigating the case. “Police began investigation as soon as Luitel’s brother informed us about the incident on Thursday.” He, however, said they are yet to find any clue about his whereabouts.