KATHMANDU, April 26: The Metropolitan Police Range (MPR), Kathmandu, has refused to register a first information report (FIR) against ruling Nepal Communist Party lawmakers Mahesh Basnet and Kisan Shrestha, and former Inspector General of Nepal Police, Sarbendra Khanal for the alleged abduction of Janata Samajbadi party lawmaker Surendra Yadav. Basnet is also a former minister.
Chief of the MPR, SSP Shyamlal Gyawali refused to register the FIR saying that the case was beyond his jurisdiction as the alleged abduction had taken place in Mahottari district.
Top leaders of the newly-formed Janata Samajbadi Party including Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Upendra Yadav and Rajendra Mahato had gone to the MPR this afternoon to lodge the abduction case against the aforementioned NCP leaders and former IGP Khanal, accusing them of kidnapping their party’s lawmaker Yadav.
Bhattarai who is also a former Prime Minister, has been claiming that the kidnapping of his party’s lawmaker took place at the behest of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on April 22 to split the then Samajbadi Party.
However, Basnet, Shrestha and former IGP Khanal have vehemently denied the abduction charge calling it a conspiracy to defame them.
It has been revealed that former IGP Khanal, NCP leaders Basnet and Shrestha had brought lawmaker Yadav from Janakpur to Kathmandu. After being brought to Kathmandu, lawmaker Yadav was kept at Kathmandu Marriott Hotel, Nagpokhari.