Seven Nepalis held in India, freed

Jhapa, January 3:

The Indian police personnel, who had taken seven Nepalis into custody from Kadduvitta of Bihar on Friday on suspicion of being Maoist activists and allegedly beaten them up in custody, handed them over to the Nepal police yesterday.

The Nepal police handed over the seven people to their respective families today, the Jhapa District Police Office said.

The seven Nepalis said they had entered into Bihar for shopping from Gherabari of the district of Jhapa.

“The Indian police took us into custody on suspicion of being Maoist cadres and we were beaten up,” they alleged.

The seven Nepalis have been identified as Kameshwor Rajbansi, Shyam Sundar Dev, Anup Yadav, Bekhanu Rajbansi, Dhan Bahadur Rai, Kul Prasad Limbu and Galar Meche, residents of Gherabari village development committee.