Nuwakot, December 8 :

Although the Maoists have announced that their ‘people’s government’ and ‘people’s court’ have been dissolved after the peace treaty with the government, such a court in Rasuwa’s Dhunche has asked the headmaster of Rasuwa Higher Secondary School to post a ‘bail’ of over Rs 1 million. Headmaster Tir Bahadur Gurung has been accused of involvement in corruption.

Gurung was held by Maoists for two days last week and released after ordering him attend the ‘court’ by Monday with Rs 1,039,000.

Maoists’ Rasuwa district secretary Tri Chandra said the ‘people’s court’ will be active until the formation of an interim government. He admitted to the fact that Gurung has been asked to pay the ‘bail’ amount.

“Gurung released a payment to a contractor for the construction of a hostel and a school building last year by deducting Rs 1,039,000 from the actual contract amount,” Tri Chandra said, adding that Gurung has been asked to refund the amount.

Maoists said they acted after contractor Kalsang Lama appealed for help. Asked about the ‘people’s court’, Chandra said: “All our mechanisms are still active. They will continue to function until the formation of an interim parliament and government.”