Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Police defy court order, re-arrest five persons

Kathmandu Aug 31-Police on Tuesday have re-arrested five suspected Maoist cadres by defying order of the District Court of Morang to release them.
According to reports, plain-clothes security personnel took Badri Rai, Dipak Tamang and Narayan Shrestha of Khotang district, Pokhar Chand of Salyan and Bal Bahadur Singh Thakuri of Jajarkot district from the district court premises as soon as they were released in eastern twon of Biratnagar as per the court order.
They were arrested nearly one and half years ago on charge of being involved in Maoist activities. Chief Judge of the District Court, Thakur Prasad Sharma, had instructed security personnel not to arrest anybody from the court premises but the security personnel defied his instructions, Kantipur dialy reported.
Nepal Bar Association Morang district unit has protested the act of detaining people from court premises by defying the court order.

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