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Police briefly detain Dharmendra Bastola, the chief of CPN-Majority, Bipalv Maoists’ splinter group

File: CPN-Majority leader Dharmendra Bastola
File: CPN-Majority leader Dharmendra Bastola

Dang, May 12

Police have briefly detained newly formed CPN-Majority chief Dharmendra Bastola in Dang for six hours on Thursday.

CPN-Majority is the group formed after a split in the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led CPN.

Bastola, who was on his way to Nepalgunj from Pokhara, was detained in Bhalubang of the Dang district at around 4 am today. He was taken under control suspecting the unregistered party’s role in a minor explosion in Butwal of Rupandehi, on Wednesday evening.

But, he was released as his involvement did not get proved, according to police inspector Sujan Bikram Shah.

Following Dharmendra Bastola’s detention, the party had issued a statement to clarify it does not have any policy of foiling the local elections scheduled to be held tomorrow.

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