Police arrest Gandaki provincial assembly member Deepak ManangeMilan Gurung, chair of Kaski chapter of All Nepal Football Association, had filed a complaint after Manange slapped him on Tuesday.
Kaski District Police Office on Thursday afternoon arrested Gandaki provincial assembly member Rajiv Gurung, also known as Deepak Manange, over an indecent behaviour case filed by Milan Gurung, chairman of the Kaski chapter of All Nepal Football Association.
“Police arrested him after the District Administration Office issued an arrest warrant against him this afternoon,” Deputy Superintendent Raj Kumar KC, spokesperson for Kaski District Police Office, told the Post over the phone. “He was arrested from the lakeside area.”
On Wednesday, Gurung had lodged a complaint with police against Manange for thrashing him. In his complaint, Gurung said Manange had slapped him during the inauguration of Gandaki Provincial Level Chief Minister Cup Football League on Tuesday. Gurung had demanded action as per Section 118 of the Criminal Code 2017, which says “no one should in a public place or at a place where entry is legally prohibited misbehave…, and anyone found guilty of this offence could face a jail term of up to one year and Rs10,000 fine.”
“He has been kept at Kaski District Police Office,” said KC. “Further investigation is underway.”
Manange was elected to Gandaki provincial assembly from Manang (B) as an independent candidate in the 2017 elections. He took the oath of office as a provincial member in January last year, 13 months after his election. Shortly after that, he joined the Nepal Communist Party.