MoHA probe team clueless on Kumar Poudel case

Published On: July 1, 2019 05:30 PM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, July 1: The team formed to probe the death of Kumar Poudel, Sarlahi district in-charge of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party Nepal (CPN), has returned to Kathmandu empty-handed.

Following the direction from the Parliament’s State Affairs Committee (SAC) to probe the incident and submit a report within seven days, the team had reached the district three days ago. However, after having a brief inquiry with the locals including the mayor of Lal Bandi Municipality and chairperson of the ward, the team has returned to Kathmandu, according to the coordinator of the team, Deepak Nepal.

“We met the mayor and ward chairperson and visited the incident site. While talking with the locals, they shared that they did not hear the sound of bullets”, Nepal said. He added that local leaders of various political parties shared they did not have any idea regarding the incident.

Poudel, 47, was shot dead on June 21 near Lakhandehi River at Lalbandi Municipality of the district.

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