House wants Home Ministry to submit Sarlahi encounter probe report in one week

A meeting between State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of Parliament and Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, in Kathmandu, on Monday, June 24, 2019.

Kathmandu, June 24

State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of Parliament has directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to investigate into the killing of Kumar Paudel, a leader of the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led Maoist party in Sarlahi district of Province 2 last week, and submit a report to the panel within next one week.

A meeting of the committee held on Monday morning issued the directive.

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Nepal Police chief Sarbendra Khanal were present at the meeting.

During the meeting, Thapa had insisted that Paudel died as police opened fire in self defence while retaliating against the Maoist cadres who opened fires first.

But, some lawmakers including ruling Nepal Communist Party’s Janardan Sharma were not convinced. Sharma claimed Paudel’s arm was broken before he died.

Responding to the directive, Thapa said he would look into the issue.

Published on June 24th, Monday, 2019 11:27 AM

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