DAO issues notice to return seized property

DHANGADHI: District Administration Office Kailali today issued a notice urging all to immediately return the property seized during the Maoist insurgency.

The notice signed by Kailali Chief District Officer Shiva Prasad Nepal warned of legal action in case of failure to return the houses and land at the earliest.

The notice states that the Supreme Court has decreed to return seized property and that the prime minister has publicly vowed to do the same within three months.

According to the DAO statistics, Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist still sits on the property of 155 people in the district.

“The real figure could be more,” CDO Nepal said, adding, it would be easier to take action if the victims file cases in the DAO claiming their assets.

The Maoists have allowed mostly freed Kamaiyas and other blue-collar workers to settle on the seized property.

According to Nepali Congress leader Govindaraj Joshi, the ruling party has seized the assets of 200 NC activists alone.