Biplav-led CPN Kaski-Syangja incharge Wagle, Journo Hamal arrested

POKHARA: Police in Kaski district today arrested Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Kaski-Syangja incharge Krishna Wagle, aka 'Rupesh' and central member of Janapratakar Sangathan Nepal, Om Bahadur Hamal.

According to spokesperson at Kaski District Police Office (DPO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajkumar KC, the duo was arrested from Shisuwa in Pokhara Metropolitan City-27 this morning. He said they were arrested and charged with sedition. A case has been filed against the arrestees at Kaski District Court, DSP KC informed.

Arrestee Wagle is said to have taken the position of district incharge only a few weeks ago.

The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Kaski Chapter issued a statement and expressed displeasure condemning the arrest of journalist Hamal who is also a general member of FNJ and editor at 'janasanchar dot com'. The press statement demanded arrestee Hamal's prompt release.

Meanwhile, police have undertaken the investigation into the uprising case.