Saturday, March 31, 2007

Court frees party cadres

Eleven activists of different political parties, who had been arrested on charges of ransacking and setting on fire government offices were released on the order of the Morang district court today.The 11 activists were arrested from their houses on March 15. They had been accused of involvement in vandalising and setting on fire six government offices in Rangeli on March 14. All of them had been lodged in the Biratnagar Jail.

A single bench of the Morang district court comprising Justice Bhim Ojha said that no evidence was found against them, DSP Rabindra Sharma at the Morang district police office said. While the court ordered the release of 10 of them on a bond of Rs 10,000 each, it released one person on a bail of Rs 5,000.On March 14, MJF cadres had set fire to VDC offices of Rangeli, Amardaha, Bardanga VDCs, the offices of the Area Administration, Gramin Bikas Bank and Agricultural Development Bank.

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