Nepal | August 14, 2020

Biplav-led CPN cadre arrested in Panchthar

Laxmi Gautam
Share Now:

PHIDIM: Police have arrested a cadre of Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) from Lungrupa in Phidim Municipality-14, on Tuesday.

A special police unit deployed from District Police Office, Panchthar apprehended Biplav-led CPN party district secretary Bijaya Limbu yesterday evening, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, Limbu was arrested on the charge of extortion from various organisations, businessmen and others in the district, according to DPO Chief Siddha Raj Neupane.

Police presented the arrested cadre before the District Court today itself and remanded in custody for further investigation.

Ever since the government announced an absolute ban on the Biplav-led CPN, two key leaders of the party’s standing committee — member Hemanta Prakash Oli and politburo member Mohan Karki along with other cadres have been arrested from across the nation.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Pandemic and State: How is state accountable?

COVID-19 Global Lens The COVID-19 pandemic presents the world with a huge challenge: everyone and every area is affected, and the response has to be both quick and consorted. This pandemic may be primarily a health crisis for some states, but COVID-19 is also an education crisis, an employment an Read More...

Int’l Youth Day marked by holding virtual programmes

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 12 The International Youth Day was commemorated around the world today, including in Nepal, by organising various youth related events. In Nepal, the day was observed around the theme, ‘Youths’ Engagement for Employment Promotion and Environment Conservation’. The event Read More...

‘End political interference in BPKIHS’

DHARAN, AUGUST 12 Nepali Congress-aligned Tarun Dal and Nepal Student Union staged a demonstration in Dharan today seeking the fulfilment of demands, including a halt to the Senate meeting of BP Koirala Institute of Health and Sciences. Demonstrating in front of the institute’s main gate, th Read More...

Nawalparasi map

Paper mill in Nawalparasi resumes operation

NAWALPARASI, AUGUST 12 A paper factory at Madhyabindu Municipality in the district has resumed operation following a halt of two years. Established in 2018, the industry named Quality Paper Industries Pvt Ltd makes use of paper waste and local raw materials, said Suresh Kumar Gupta, chairperso Read More...

Kailali witnessing gradual loss of forests

GODAVARI, AUGUST 12 Forests are shrinking every year in Kailali due to increasing encroachment. The under-construction Rani-Jamara-Kulariya Irrigation Project, Khutiya-Dipayal Fast Track, Seti Highway and Postal Highway have contributed to loss of forests in the district. Deforestation in Bhaw Read More...

Female inmates of Nepalgunj prison sent to Bardiya and Dailekh

NEPALGUNJ, AUGUST 12 Following the confirmation of COVID-19 in some inmates, Nepalgunj prison administration in Banke has shifted its female inmates to other districts. At a time when concerns are being heard about the number of inmates exceeding the capacity of the prison, the prison administ Read More...

‘Manage uranium mines properly’

MYAGDI, AUGUST 12 Experts have drawn the government’s attention to lack of seriousness in managing uranium deposits discovered in different regions, including in Mustang and Chure. At a virtual interaction ‘Nuclear science and society’ organised by Nepal Russian Science Society in coordi Read More...

3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails in Scotland

LONDON: Three people were killed and six others injured Wednesday when a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after heavy rain and flooding hit the area. The train driver was believed to be among the dead, British Transport Police said. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said that t Read More...