‘Pro-king’ party’s extortion drive

Mahendranagar, November 1:

The Nepal Janatantrik Party, which was reportedly formed for “waging an armed struggle” for saving monarchy, has written to businessmen in Indian markets bordering western territory with Nepal, asking them for hefty donations.

The letters mailed to nearly 20 businessmen by post warned that the party would take action against the businessmen if they did not cooperate with them in their struggle. The party has demanded between Rs 50,000 to 200,000 from the businessmen.

Ramesh Kharel, SP at the district police office, Kanchanpur, said they have received information that the party has sent warning letters to the businessmen. The letters were sent to commercial centres, schools and government offices, he said, adding that the administration has taken the issue seriously. “The issue should not be taken lightly,” he said.

The party also warned the businessmen in Banbasa that they would not be allowed to enter Nepal if they refused to cough up donations.

The letters signed by party president Samrat has stated that ‘work permit’ need to be

enforced for Indians working in Nepal. The businessmen have approached the administration for help after they received the letters.

SP at Uttaranchal’s Champawat district, HC Sati, said they have briefed the central

government about the incident. Talking to this daily, he said they have started investigation into the matter.