Monday, February 27, 2006

SC ordered 25 detainees released

Kathmandu Feb 27 - At least 25 political detainees were released from police custody following the Supreme Court’s order on Monday.

"The court ordered the government to release the detainees terming that there were no legal grounds to keep them in detention," reported our correspondent Kiran Chapagain from the court premises.

Among the released include Nepali Congress central members Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, Sujata Koirala, Shekhar Koirala, Laxman Prasad Ghimire, Tirthram Dangol, Bal Krishna Dahal, Bhimsen Das Pradhan and Mahanta Thakur.

Also released were leaders of Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist), People's Front Nepal and Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party.

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