Dang, October 18
Police today filed offence- against-the-state case against 21 cadres of Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand at District Court, Dang.
The cadres were arrested from Rajpur Rural Municipality yesterday.
The arrested included CPN supremo’s brother Chandra Bahadur Chand and Santosh Subedi, who is the son of Jhakku Subedi, a former Maoist leader from Rolpa. They were held from Mungretakhola, the remotest part of Rajpur Rural Municipality near the Nepal-India border, at about 1:00 am last night while they were reportedly holding a meeting of the banned party’s Rapti Bureau.
District Police Office Dang Spokesperson DSP Binod Bikram Shah confirmed that police had filed offence against the state case against those arrested cadres of the banned party and said the investigation was on.
Chandra Bahadur is the highest level leader as he is not only the brother of Biplav, but also a central member and Mid-west command in-charge of the Chand-led outfit. He is tipped as one of the top five leaders in the party. Subedi, on the other hand, is said to be Rapti Bureau member and Rolpa district in-charge.
Another central member and Rapti Bureau in-charge Kesh Bahadur Banthamagar is also among those arrested.
Police had seized important documents of the party and a number of weapons from the incident site. The seized weapons included two United States-made pistols with two rounds bullets loaded in each, four katuwa pistols and five rounds of rifle bullets.
Police also confiscated some political documents and cash from them.
A version of this article appears in print on October 19, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.