KATHMANDU, Nov 22: A key leader of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party was arrested from the Kathmandu Valley recently.
Prem Darnal alias Bikalpa, the party’s finance department chief, who is also a politburo member, was detained along with Sanjiv Nepali alias Subarna, a finance department member of the party, from Lalitpur.
Darnal and Sajiv were held when they were holding a meeting with a group of businesspersons in the Nakkhu area in Lalitpur on Friday, according to sources. They have been sent to police custody for further investigation.
In a press statement, Khadga Bahadur Biswakarma alias Prakanda, the spokesperson for the underground outfit, has condemned what he called a “kidnapping” of his party leaders. Stating that their detention was against the principle of political freedom and basic human rights, he also demanded their immediate and unconditional release.