KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa has hinted at acting tough on the underground Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
Addressing a function at the Nepal Police headquarters, Naxal, to mark the 65th Nepal Police Day, the home minister said that the government will act aggressively against all underground outfits who have been launching extortion drive, bringing hurdles to development projects and working against the people’s rights to live with freedom.
However, Minister Thapa did not take the name of the Chand-led group, which has been running violent activities for the past few years, and whose activities have been banned by the government since the second week of March, 2019.
“Some underground forces are launching extortion drives, bringing hurdles to economic development and working against the people’s rights to live with freedom by posing a challenge to the country’s constitution,” Thapa said.
Home Minister Thapa urged the police to gather and analyze information, and launch robust field operations so that it can neutralize the activities of underground outfits.
Thapa also instructed the police to move forward strategically to curb crimes by analyzing their trends.