Nuwakot, December 8 :
Although the Maoists have announced that their â€˜peopleâ€™s governmentâ€™ and â€˜peopleâ€™s courtâ€™ have been dissolved after the peace treaty with the government, such a court in Rasuwaâ€™s Dhunche has asked the headmaster of Rasuwa Higher Secondary School to post a â€˜bailâ€™ 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 â€˜courtâ€™ by Monday with Rs 1,039,000.
Maoistsâ€™ Rasuwa district secretary Tri Chandra said the â€˜peopleâ€™s courtâ€™ will be active until the formation of an interim government. He admitted to the fact that Gurung has been asked to pay the â€˜bailâ€™ amount.
â€œGurung 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,â€ 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 â€˜peopleâ€™s courtâ€™, Chandra said: â€œAll our mechanisms are still active. They will continue to function until the formation of an interim parliament and government.â€