Ex-PM calls for release of Nepali national arrested in India

Published On: August 19, 2017 03:54 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

ILAM, Aug 19: Former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has demanded immediate release of a Nepali youth, who was arrested in India while he was there for medical treatment of his mother. 

The UML leader called Nepali Ambassador to India Dip Kumar Upadhyay over the telephone on Friday and urged him to take the initiative to have Udayahang Fago,27, a resident of Suryodaya municipality-10, Ilam released, as he was innocent, according to Khanal's personal secretary Krishna Bhattarai.

Ambassador Upadhyay, in response, said that talks were being held with the Indian central government and concerned authorities in that regard. 

Leader Khanal has also requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to talk to the concerned Indian agency to have Fago released.

Fago was arrested by Indian police from Siliguri in West Bengal of India, where he had gone for medical treatment of his mother at the local family clinic. RSS 

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