Saturday, July 22, 2006

Case filed against army for killing

BAGLUNG, Saraswoti, widow of then "people's government chief" of Baglung municipality Dilli Prasad Sapkota, Friday lodged a case against a Nepal Army officer and a police inspector on the charges of killing her "unarmed" husband after arrest.

The case has been filed against Major Shiva Poudel of Khadkadal Company and Inspector Binod Ghimire. Security personnel had arrested Sapkota from Pala VDC-9 on February 8, 2005. "Security personnel shot him after brutally torturing him," claimed Saraswoti, who hails from Hadepakha, Baglung municipality-2.

Meanwhile in Banke, political parties have demanded stern action against two NA officers - then Major Ajit Thapa and Captain Ramesh Swanr of Chisapani barracks, for their alleged role in making civilians in the district disappear.

Issuing a statement Friday, representatives of SPA and Maoists insisted that the whereabouts of the disappeared be made public.

At least 81 persons have been disappeared by the government in the district, according to rights activists. Thapa has now been promoted to colonel.

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