Pokhara, April 6
Gandaki Provincial Youth and Sports Minister Rajeev Gurung has reminded people of his gangster background in which he was the notorious Deepak Manange, once again on Tuesday.
Manange, who would get into controversy now and again, assaulted an on-duty section officer of the ministry, Prakash Ojha, yesterday, according to the ministry’s officials. Ojha is also the information officer of the ministry.
The ministry’s Secretary Badri Adhikari says he has been informed of the incident but is yet to look into this as he is currently in Baglung for a meeting.
“I have told him (Ojha) that we would discuss it after I would be back to Pokhara,” Adhikari says, “I also tried to contact the minister, but he didn’t pick up my call.”
Onlinekhabar also telephoned Deepak Manange, but his bodyguard picked it up, saying the minister would speak later.
Ojha says he has been hospitalised following the assault. It has been learned that he also informed Chief Minister Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel of the incident.