Refugees in Maoist activities

Himalayan News Service

Damak, June 9:

The Refugees Coordination Unit (RCU) of Nepal has suspended all the facilities of 17 refugees, suspecting their involvement in Maoist activities. The refugees had escaped from Beldangi refugee camp after local authorities took action against seven Bhutanese refugees who were arrested with fire-arms. Of those who escaped from the camp, two are said to be Bhutanese journalists.

The Bhutanese refugees have started escaping from the camp after security forces targeted the camp. "After preparing the list of those escaped refugees we have cut off 30g rice, vegetables and other facilities they were getting everyday," informed Khag Raj Sharma, supervisor at RCU, Beldangi. Meanwhile Devraj Pradhan who was arrested has been put in police custody while Jhul Maya Dahal, Dilliram Rijal and Gangaram Lamitare have been released after interrogation.