'Nepal Students Union leader among Kedia kidnappers'

RAUTAHAT: Bara police completed investigation into the kidnapping of Birgunj-based businessman Suresh Kedia, Superintendent of Police Narendra Upreti said on Tuesday.

The Bara District Police Office said all Nepali nationals involved in the May 26 kidnapping have already been arrested and they will be paraded in the district headquarters tomorrow.

One of the suspects is said to a central member of the Nepal Students Union, the sister wing of Nepali Congress.

The suspects are identified as Birendra Yadav, Jiyalal Yadav, Pushkar Singh and Chanchal Pandey. Among them, Birendra Yadav is affiliated with the Nepal Students Union.

Kedia, one of the executive directors of Kedia Group, was kidnapped from Bara in the evening of May 26.


The Nepali businessman was returning to his hometown Birgunj, Parsa from Bariyapur of Bara when an armed group opened fire at his driver and kidnapped and took him to the neighbouring Indian state of Bihar, taking advantage of the porous border.

He was released in Motihari of Bihar on May 29.

Police said their investigation established that the Nepali suspects had assisted the Indian gang run by notorious criminal Bablu Dube in Kedia’s kidnapping.

Meanwhile, as many as 11 security personnel – five from Nepal Police and six, including an Inspector, from Armed Police Force – who were stationed at the Nepal-India border area at the time kidnappers took Kedia to India, have been suspended for their negligence on duty.