Maoists shift looted Bhojpur weapons to Ramechhap

Himalayan News Service

Ramechhap, March 31:

Arms looted by Maoists during the recent Bhojpur clash have been shifted to Ramechhap district, according to security sources in Ramechhap.

In a telephonic conversation today, Netra Moktan, central member of the All Nepal National Independent Student Union-Revolutionary confirmed the allegation.

Moktan said the arms were handed over to Maoist militias at a programme organized in Tisthe of Lakhanpur VDC a week after the Bhojpur Bazaar clash. Local Maoist cadres attended the programme where all modern arms along with explosives were demonstrated.

Maoist fifth brigade leader Parwana, 14th battalion leader Kripashwor, company leader Surbir and other Maoist leaders were present on the occasion, claimed Moktan.

The Maoists who attended the programme declared their intention to build gates at different places of Lakhanpur VDC and Kavre district in honour of the memory of their comrades and leaders including their commander Biplab killed in the Bhojpur clash. In the same programme, the Maoists also sentenced Shiva Adhikari, 40, and Suntali Dhungana, 17, of the same VDC to three years imprisonment for having illicit relations.