Police lathi-charge Dr Govinda KC supporters, 10 injured

Published On: July 24, 2016 01:50 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 24: At least 10 supporters of Dr Govinda KC were injured when police lathi-charged them in Tangal of Kathmandu Sunday morning.

Scores of doctors, nurses, medical students, social activists and general public had gathered in front of the headquarters of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to protest against CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki.

Those arrested are Dr Badri Aryal, Dr Sagar Pokharel, Pukar Bam, Avinash Basnet, Paras Rawat, Niraj Siddique, Bikram Oli, Padamraj Joshi, Bishwas Dahal and Gyanendra Niraula.

Four protesters including Bidushi Dhungel, who were injured in the police action has been admitted at different hospitals.

Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), is on a hunger strike since 14 days with various demands.

One of his demands is impeachment of CIAA Chief Commissioner Lokman Singh Karki.


Photos: Keshav Thoker



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