SC frees ‘Maoist’

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Friday issued an order to the government to release Kamal KC, an alleged Maoist. The SC issued the release order saying the bench found that KC was detained illegally. He was arrested two years ago. — HNS

Cop commits suicide

BARA: A police constable posted at Security Base Camp, Kalaiya, has committed suicide. Constable Prakash Kharel shot himself by his own rifle on Thursday evening, police source informed. Post mortem of the body has been done at Narayani Sub Regional Hospital, Birgunj.


Charge by ex-Gen

KATHMANDU: Former army chief Satchit Shumsher Rana said on Friday that a “foreign power” had proposed to help crush the 1990 people’s movement on condition that the late King Birendra accepted a status like that of Bhutan. He, however, declined to name the

“foreign power.” “I do not want to pinpoint the foreign power,” he said, adding: “You (media) may easily guess where I am pointing my finger at.” — HNS