Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cases filed against 9 MPRF cadres
- The district administration in Rautahat on Tuesday detained nine cadres of Madhesi People's Rights Forum (MPRF) for "public offence". The MPRF cadres are in police custody.
Police had arrested the nine cadres, including a central level leader of MPRF on Monday, when they engaged in a serious dispute with representatives of the eight political parties, who had reached the Office of Financial Comptroller to release funds for the District Development Committee.
Maoists have claimed that those arrested were involved in Gaur carnage, in which over two dozen Maoist cadres were killed by MPRF cadres in March.
Among those arrested are MPRF central treasurer Amar Yadav, District president Ganesh Yadav and district secretary Radho Raya Yadav.
Similarly, Nanda Kishore Shah, president of MPRF youth organization, Radhe Raya and Tej Narayan Yadav, both youth members were also arrested. The others arrested are Gauri Sankar Yadav, Shailendra Keshari and Rama Sankar Patel.
Meanwhile, MPRF called a strike in the district on Tuesday demanding immediate release of its cadres. The strike seriously affected life in the district, as vehicles remained off the road and market places shut down.

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