KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Police have arrested three cadres of Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplab’-led Communist Party of Nepal from Kathmandu on Tuesday night.
Those arrested have been identified as Bhimsen Ghimire, Hari Bahadur Chand, and Birendra Shahi, confirmed the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range in Teku. While Ghimire is learnt to be Secretary of the party’s Kathmandu District Committee, Chanda and Shahi are members of the underground armed outfit.
“The arrestees have been produced before the Kathmandu District Court seeking judicial remand. Following the court’s order, police will conduct further investigation over their involvement,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Pramesh Bista, who is the spokesperson for the Kathmandu Range.
The arrested are accused of involving in extortion. Police officials said some important documents have also been seized from their possession, said Bista.
After the Chand-led party was involved in different criminal activities, the government declared the party as a criminal outfit earlier last year and banned all its activities. Since then, police have already arrested more than 2,000 cadres and leaders of the outfit.
After the outfit brutally murdered a school teacher in Morang district last month, police have intensified search operations against the members of this outlawed group.