Police arrest suspected former leader of Chand party for misbehaving with policePolice in Bhaktapur are said to have confiscated some donation receipts and found them suspicious.
Police on Wednesday arrested suspected former Bhaktapur and Lalitpur in-charge of the Netra Bikram Chand-led party, Tek Bahadur KC, for misbehaving with police.
“During a regular police check, KC, who was riding a bike, misbehaved with officials on duty,” said Superintendent of Police Sabin Pradhan, chief at the Bhaktapur Police Station. “During investigation, we discovered that he was formerly in-charge of Bhaktapur and Lalitpur [districts] of the Biplav-led party.”
KC is in custody of Bhaktapur Police. The District Administration Office, Bhaktapur on Friday approved his custody for seven more days, according to police.
Police in Bhaktapur are said to have confiscated some donation receipts and found them suspicious.
The Chand outfit is an offshoot of the Maoist party that waged a decade-long war against the state. Six years after the signing of the peace deal that brought the Maoist party to the mainstream, Chand, along with Mohan Baidya and Ram Bahadur Thapa, the incumbent home minister, had walked away in 2012. But two years later, Chand formed his own party to launch what he called a “unified revolution”, saying Nepal’s revolution was not complete.
Before masterminding the deadly blasts in the Capital in February, the Communist Party of Nepal had been involved in attacking some foreign-funded companies, including Ncell, a private-sector mobile company.
Though the government says it is open to talks, the outfit has not responded but has put forth three pre-conditions—an official invite for dialogue, the lifting of the ban on its activities, and the release of its cadres.