Bomb found at UCPN (Maoist) office in Lahan
LAHAN, Nov 17: A powerful bomb was found at a regional contact office of Unified CPN (Maoist) at Golbazaar in Siraha district constituency no. 5 on Sunday morning. A technical team of Nepal Army took the socket bomb found nearby the UCPN (Maoist)´s office in Golbazaar, said regional in-charge Krishna Kumar Lama. According to the Area Police Office, Golbazaar, the socket bomb was detected at around 5.00 am today acting on an information provided by an unidentified local. A powerful pressure cooker bomb was found at Golpark in Golbazaar a week ago.
CPN Maoist carrying bomb injured
KATHMANDU, Nov: A CPN-Maoist cadre has been seriously injured when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) he was carrying went off unexpectedly at Nayabazar in the capital Saturday evening. Police said he was planning to plant the device in a microbus parked nearby. According to DSP Birendra Khanal, CPN-Maoist cadre Ravi Gole, 20, has been undergoing treatment at the Emergency ward of the Bir hospital. Police said that they will search for Gole´s friends, who were involved in the explosion.
Heartland of Maoist insurgency is boycotting Nepal’s Nov.19 polls
KATHMANDU, Nov. 17 — While the election mood is now felt in almost all parts of the country, there is a village in the midwestern district of Rolpa that had remained impervious to all the political activities. The CPN-Maoist Party, which has opted not to participate in the Nov. 19 polls, is working hard to make the village of Thawang a ” zero-vote” area. It was in Thawang that the Maoist rebels took refuge from government forces during their decade-old insurgency.
The CPN-Maoist, a breakaway faction from the UCPN (Maoist), leads a 33-party alliance that has opposed the election for members of the Constituent Assembly that would draft a new constitution for Nepal. The UCPN (Maoist) and the other political parties that are participating in the polls, such as the Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML, have not ventured to campaign in Thawang as they are obviously aware that the village is a stronghold of the breakaway Maoist faction. A local police official requesting anonymity told Xinhua that CPN-Maoist is planning to deploy cadres in the polling stations on the election day to prevent people from voting.
IEDs hurled at UCPN (M) election assembly
BHOJPUR, Nov 16: An unidentified group has hurled improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the UCPN (Maoist) election assembly at Jarayotar VDC of the district on Saturday afternoon. According to UCPN (Maoist) district leader, Rajesh Khatiwada, two unidentified youths hurled the IEDs when UCPN-Maoist election candidate of Bhojpur Constituency -1, Khem Raj Nepal, was addressing the assembly. “Luckily, the IEDs were exploded behind the venue,” said Khatiwada. However, no human causalities have been reported so far. The culprits are at large. The district police have carried out a search operation to arrest the culprits who were involved in the incident.
CPN-Maoist leader held for bombing
CHITWAN , NOV 17 – Chitwan police on Sunday made public a member of the CPN-Maoist state committee who was booked for hurling a petrol bomb on a passenger bus . Police had arrested one Nabin BC alias Chalang, 28, from Bharatpur-12 yesterday. Sanjaya Bahadur Raut, DSP at District Police Office, said that the arrestee was involved in the November 10 incident when a passenger bus heading to Kathmandu from Sarlahi was attacked with petrol bomb at Kabilas along the Narayangadh-Mugling road section. Police also accused BC of planting a bomb outside the residence of Ramnagar-based local Tanka Nath Neupane.
Police have seized five detonators with 4 rounds of bullets from BC. Police informed that BC would be prosecuted under the charge of attempted murder and explosives act. DSP Pant also informed that as many as 13 people involved in activities against CA election were arrested and that legal action against them was initiated under public offence act.
CPN-Maoist cadres held
SAPTARI, Nov 17: With just two days left for the Constituent Assembly elections, the police here have arrested two CPN-Maoist cadres from Hanumannagar of Saptari district on Sunday morning. Area In-Charge of the CPN-Maoist in Constituency No 2, Bachchhe Lal Sardar and district vice-chairman of the Dalit National Liberation Front affiliated to the party, Pharebi Sada were arrested by the police, said coordinator of the party´s youth mobilization committee, Arun Kumar Yadav. The District Police Office, Saptari, said they were held citing possible anti-poll activities during the CA elections. Earlier, the police had held district secretary of the CPN-Maoist Dipendra Majhi and filed a case of public offence.
Unidentified group opens fire at UCPN (M) election rally in Baglung
BAGLUNG, Nov 16: An unidentified group has opened fire near the UCPN (Maoist) election assembly at Burtibang VDC of Baglung district on Saturday. Half a dozen youths opened fire while UCPN (M) election candidate of constituency no. 3, Tulsi Aryal was welcoming new entrants of the party amid a program, at Burtibang. No human casualties have been reported so far. Election candidate Aryal is preparing to file a case at the local police office against the culprits, who were involved in the incident. The culprits are at large. DSP Surendra Gurung told that a search operation would be carried out shortly.