Sunday, September 25, 2005

Govt forms probe committee on Krishna KC’s re-arrest

Kathmandu Sept 24-The government today formed a committee to investigate into the re-arrest of Krishna KC, former vice-chairman of the Maoist-aligned All Nepal National Independent Students Union (ANNISU-R), even after a release order by the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday.
The one-member panel under former secretary Narendra Kumar Shrestha has been give a seven days timeframe to present a report on the incident.
After hours of high drama at the court premises, security men had rearrested KC, apparently ignoring the release order issued by a two-member SC bench.
A day after he was arrested from the Supreme Court premises, police produced Krishna KC, before Patan Appellate Court and sought 20 days’ detention for him in a murder case. The Kathmandu District Police Office, Hanumandhoka served a 20-day detention notice on KC in order to investigate a murder case against him. KC’s wife Durga told The Himalayan Times that the Kathmandu District Police Office, Hanumandhoka, was trying to book him for a crime he had not committed.
KC’s wife Laxmi had filed a habeas corpus writ petition after the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in a report revealed that KC, whose whereabouts remained unknown since his arrest two years ago from Kathmandu, had been detained at the Bhairabnath Battalion of the army located at Maharajganj, Kathmandu.

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