Wednesday, February 14, 2007

SC orders govt to release Kamal Thapa

The Supreme Court (SC) Wednesday ordered the government to release former royal-appointed minister Kamal Thapa from detention.

Thapa was arrested by the government authorities a few weeks back on charges of stirring1 the Terai unrest that claimed the lives of 24 people.

The apex court in its ruling today said that the detention of Thapa was "illegal," .

Thapa had been handed a three-month detention warrant in late January.

Former home minister of the erstwhile royal cabinet, Thapa, has also been held responsible for the bloody crackdown on protesters during popular Janaandolan-II in April last year.

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