POKHARA, July 23: Provincial Assembly member Rajiv Gurung aka Deepak Manange has been arrested on Thursday in connection with an attack on All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Kaski Milan Gurung.
Acting on a complaint filed by Gurung, police detained Manange from Paradise Hotel in Pokhara. Earlier today, Kaski District Court had issued an arrest warrant against Manange.
ANFA Kaski Chair Gurung on Wednesday lodged a complaint at Kaski District Police against Manange. Gurung sought an action against MP Manage accusing the latter of attacking him in a pre-planned way.
On Tuesday, Deepak Manange manhandled Milan Gurung at a public event in Kaski.
The incident took place during the inaugural of the Chief Minister Football Cup at Bhandardhik ground in Pokhara. Manange punched Gurung accusing the latter of not taking good care of a youth club coming to take part in the football tournament from Manang. However, Gurung said that they had provided all support to the club.
Manange also accused Gurung of promoting corruption. Gurung said he would go for a legal battle. Before the incident, the duo had engaged in a heated debate.
Prithvi Subba Gurung, the chief minister of Gandaki Province arrived at the scene couple of minutes after the brawl took place.
Manange, a gangster-turned provincial assembly member, has courted controversy yet again following this incident.