CPN-Maoist perpetrated recent attacks: Police
KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Police on Thursday made public 28 people in connection with vandalizing transport vehicles and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and bombs planted at different places in the Kathmandu Valley. Speaking at a press conference in the capital, SSP Hemanta Pal, Spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Commissioners’ Office, informed that CPN-Maoist cadres were involved in the crimes. SSP Pal also urged the media persons not to use the term ‘unidentified group’ while writing news as it has been proved that CPN-Maoist and its alliance perpetrated the recent attacks on transport vehicles as well as planted bombs across the country.
“It was CPN-Maoist and its alliance, but not the unidentified group who carried out the vandalism and planted bombs,” Pal said, adding that the police interrogation of 28 persons who were nabbed during the banda confessed their involvement in the incidents. Subodh Ghimire, Chief at the Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumandhoka, informed that the 28 arrested CPN-Maoist cadres revealed that they were launching the anti-poll activities in guerilla style. Ghimire termed the Wednesday’s petrol bomb attack on a public vehicle (micro bus) at Samakhusi as ´terrorist´ act. He further claimed that former PLA combatants were involved in the criminal activities. Altogether nine people including a four-and-half year old girl were injured as some masked men hurled a petrol bomb at a Maharajgunj-bound microbus for allegedly defying the banda called by 33-party alliance.
India to provide 2 military helicopters to Nepal for polls
Close on the heels of providing nearly 770 vehicles, India today said it would loan two military helicopters to Nepal for use by personnel engaged in security duties for the upcoming Constituent Assembly polls. The Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs) will arrive soon from India for use during the election scheduled for November 19, Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae said at a function where 48 vehicles were handed over to Nepal’s Election Commission. “India is providing two helicopters to the Nepal Army on loan for election purposes and they are arriving shortly,” Rae said. “These helicopters will help in the smooth conduct of the elections in Nepal.”
Police raid houses of CPN-Maoist leaders in Siraha
SIRAHA, NOV 14 – Police carried out raids at the houses of six CPN-Maoist leaders and cadres in Siraha on Wednesday night. A special team deployed from the District Police Office, Siraha carried out the raid at the house of Ram Narayan Singh, the party´s district secretary at Lalpur-d, Dipesh Lama, the party´s district joint in-charge at Jamadaha-9, Sambhu Saha, the party´s leader at Lalpur-4 and Rajesh Ram, a journalist considered close to the CPN-Maoist at Lahan-8. Police said the raid was carried out to arrest the leaders and confiscate Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at their houses if any. But the police could not find any of these leaders or any explosives at their houses in course of the raid , it is learnt.
“People in plainclothes who identified themselves as police barged in our house in the night and started searching the nooks and corners of the house. Angered by not finding any prohibited materials, they also took away some books and a motorcycle with them,” said Pārbati Chaudhary, wife of journalist Ram. CPN-Maoist ´s Lahan Town In-charge, Bijaya Gupta, accused the security personnel who conducted the raid at journalist Ram´s house, of taking a motorcycle (Sa 3 Pa 55550, a laptop, a golden necklace and some books. Gupta denounced the raid carried out by the administration in an inhuman manner. He alleged the security forces of naked suppression of his party leaders and cadres although his party was boycotting the Constituent Assembly election in a peaceful manner.
51 rifles, 385 rounds of bullets recovered in Jajarkot
JAJARKOT, Nov 14: Police have recovered as many as 51 lethal weapons, one two-inch mortar and 385 rounds of bullets of AK-47 in the past one month in the district. Police said they recovered six 3-0-3 rifles, 385 rounds of bullets of AK-47 rifles wrapped in a sheet of plastic from the Raniban jungle of Khalanga VDC on Wednesday night itself. The police are investigating who were using such ammunition that are marked as 7175, said District Police Chief of Jajarkot district Chakra Bahadur Singh.
The weapons were made public at a press conference in the Distric Police Office, Jajarkot, on Thursday. The record shows that the weapons had been registered under the then Jit Memorial Brigade. A team of security personnel deployed under the leadership of DSP Chakra Bahadur Singh had recovered the weapons. Earlier, the Jajarkot police had recovered as many 45 rifles (3-0-3) and one two-inch mortar. The weapons must have been hoarded secretly by the CPN-Moist, claimed the UCPN (Maoist). Baidya group is said to have a strong organizational hold in the Pipe area. UCPN (Maoist) district level leader had been kidnapped from the area allegedly by the Baidya group and released after three days.
Nepal: RAW funding local Lendhups, Sikkimisation likely claims Ms. Bhusal
“Our movement is against Sikkimization of the country,” she said while addressing a press interaction in Kathmandu, November 13, 2013 and added, “With the objective of Sikkimizaiton, the entire country is being transformed into a barrack.” “The agents of RAW have already entered Nepal and they have been openly providing funds to some selected men. The Nepali version of Lendhup Dorjes are receiving the under table and it is certain that they will win the election,” she alleged. “We, on the other hand are trying to become Bala Bhadra and Bhim Sen to stop the process of Sikkimizaiton”, said Ms. Bhusal.
Petrol bombs hurled in Kavre, Bar
The Kavre District Administration Office informed about the petrol bomb attack on a passenger bus at Gothpani VDC of Koshipari area in Kavre district. The unruly group of youths attacked the moving bus (Ba 2 Pa 1487) at Sungure of Gothpani. The rear part of the bus has been incinerated during the incident. However, the bomb’s effect to passengers has not been confirmed. Meanwhile, in a separate incident in Bara , an unidentified group hurled a petrol bomb at a truck (Na 1 Kha 5697) near the Dudhaura River at Pathlaiya- Nijgadh road stretch this morning. Two people including the driver of the truck were injured in the attack carried out by two unknown youths. According to Simara Area Police Office Inspector Jaya Ram Kuikel, the injured were takent to Narayani sub-regional Hospital in Birgunj for treatment.
CCTV camera captures images of bombers in Dharan
DHARAN, NOV 14 – Unidentified men planted bomb in four various places in Dharan on Thursday. According to police, bombs were planted at Zero Point in Dharan -13 along the Koshi Highway, College Red Chowk in Dharan -5, Bhotepul in Dharan -8 and Langhali Chowk. Among them, three were powerful pressure cooker bomb and one was a socket bomb. Meanwhile, Nepal Army bomb disposal team and Nepal Police have already defused the bomb. The CCTV camera had captured the images of two persons who had come on a scooter and planted bomb at Collage Road at around 3.15 this morning. However, the bombers are yet to be identified.