Nepal | November 22, 2019

Biplav-led CPN cadre arrested in Panchthar

Laxmi Gautam

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.

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