Kathmandu, June 14 :

The government has released many Maoist detainees but some of them continue to remain in detention due to “some” reasons. According to the government, however, they will be released “soon.”

According to Attorney General Yagyamurti Banjade, some Maoist detainees in Jumla, Tulsipur, Baglung, Hetauda and Kathmandu could not be released due to administrative reasons.

Several others could not be released for the reason that judges in the concerned appellate courts are on leave.

The Attorney General, Banjade, further said two detainees in Jumla, one in Tulsipur, nine in Baglung and three in Kathmandu could not be released due to administrative reasons, but they will be released soon.

“Except in Kathmandu, judges in these areas’ appellate courts are in training and on temporary transfer from duty.”

“As a result, permission could not be got from the court for their release. The judges will resume office and the detainees will be freed soon,” Banjade added.

The government had detained them under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Control and Punishment Ordinance.

Banjade further said that 42 detainees were freed from Biratnagar, six from Dhankuta, 35 from Rajbiraj, seven from Janakpur, 48 from Pokhara, 23 from Butwal, 36 from Nepalgunj, six from Surkhet, 75 from Patan and 20 from Mahendranagar.