30 suspects in custody for bomb attack targeting Gagan Thapa

Published On: December 4, 2017 04:29 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: At least thirty people have been taken into custody suspecting their involvement in bomb attack targetting Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa who is the candidate to the House of Representatives from Kathmandu-4.

According to the Metropolitan Police Circle spokesperson SP Ramdutta Joshi, police have suspected that they are cadres of Biplav-led Nepal Communist Party. 

SP Joshi said, "They are taken into custody from different places of Kathmandu including Budhanilkantha, Kalimati and Balaju area for their suspicious  involvement in the bomb attack targeting Thapa on Monday."

11  people including NC candidate Thapa injured in a bomb attack at Budhanilkantha municipality on Monday afternoon while he was visiting voters on a door-to-door campaign at Mato Colony, Chapali. 

Thapa’s condition is out of danger. He was discharged after preliminary treatment. 

Thapa has sustained a shrapnel injury to his back. The condition of other two injured is said to be critical. The injured are Jaya Raj Lamichhane, Raj Kaji Shrestha, Purna Bahadur Shrestha, Rina Baruwal, Shyam Krishna Shrestha, Suman Khadka, Rabindra Karki, Chhabilal Shrestha, Parshuram Thapa and Dhruba Khadka.

The condition of Rajkaji Shrestha and Shyam Krishna Shrestha is said to be critical. Preparations are underway to carry out surgery on them to release the shrapnel.

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