Tansen, June 22 :

Maoists whisked away Dhata Nanda Bhattarai, who had been elected the Mayor of Tansen Municipality during the royal regime, from his house this morning.

“People have charged Bhattarai of being a royal agent and of committing financial irregularities,” Maoist district secretary Astha said, adding, “Action will be taken against him after his statement is recorded.”