Saturday, September 24, 2005

Police trying to book KC for murder

Kathmandu, Sept 24-A day after he was arrested from the Supreme Court premises, police today produced Maoist-affiliated former vice-president of the ANNISU (Revolutionary), 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.
The Supreme Court Bar Association said that the government had encroached on the independence of the apex court by arresting KC from the court premises and had thus challenged the apex court’s order to release KC. “The incident of KC’s arrest from the court premises clearly shows that the government is blatantly intervening in the rule of law and also disregarding court orders,” said bar president Dhruba Nath Pant.
Main while, Based on news reports of 13 Nepalis left stranded in Madagascar, a court there has ordered authorities to keep two brokers in custody until Sept 28
According to Siddi Bahadur Katuwal, who has been looking after the victims, police are holding brokers Shivaraj Kadel and Gopal Chandra Shrestha.
Kadel and Shrestha along with two others have been operating their illegal manpower recruitment business from Mumbai, India.

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