Rajbiraj/Damauli, March 26

Police have arrested 11 cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal in the past 24 hours from different places of Saptari, Bhojpur, Nawalparasi and Tanahun districts.

According to SP Rajendra Bista of Saptari District Police Office, police arrested Nunnu Ram of Kanchanrup Municipality, Ganapati Sah of Shambhunath Municipality and Tej Narayan Yadav of Chhinamasta Rural Municipality. The arrested have been kept in custody for further investigation.

Similarly, three cadres of the CPN were arrested from Bhojpur. Inspector Pandav Rajbanshi of Bhojpur District Police Office said Sanjaya Rai of Temkemaiyum Rural Municipality, Bikash Rai of Pauwadumma Rural Municipality and Mahendra Tamang of Salpasilichho Rural Municipality were arrested. Of the arrested, Sanjaya and Mahendra are district committee members of the CPN while Bikash is the district treasurer of All Nepal Independent Student Union-Revolutionary. Police said the arrested were kept in the DPO for further investigation.

Likewise, police also arrested two cadres, including district In-charge of CPN from Nawalparasi last night. The arrested have been identified as district in-charge Suman Gyawali and district member of Nawalpur Dhan Bahadur Mardaniya.

Police said Gyawali and Mardaniya were arrested from their houses. They were kept in Nawalparasi DPO.

As many as three cadres of CPN were arrested from Damauli, Tanahun today. The arrested have been identified as CPN Lamjung District Chairman Sunil Kumal of All Nepal Independent Student Union-Revolutionary, Ambaraj Budha of Bandipur Rural Municipality and Chairman of District Dalit Free Morcha Bhesh Bahadur Sunar.

DSP Shyamu Aryal of Tanahun District Police Office said police have seized bills, political books and pamphlets, among other materials, from the arrested.

The government, following the ban on the Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal’s activities, has stepped up surveillance on CPN leaders.