Kathmandu, Nepal: Protesting the arrest of three party cadres including spokesperson Khadga Bahadur BK, the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN (Maoist) has announced protest program against of the government.
Issuing a press statement on Wednesday the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist has condemned the arrest.
We strongly condemn the arrests because the arrest is against the political norms; the party states the press release.
The arrested cadres including BK have to be released immediately without conditions, the party has stated in the press release.
According to the press release the party will launch protest programs including demonstrations and strike on August 10 and 14 respectively across the country.
Likewise, police have filed a case against the arrested three Maoist leaders on the charge of extortion at Kathmandu District Court on Wednesday.
Man Bahadur Shrestha, 50, of Banganga municipality-4, Kapilvastu and Hari Chandra Acharya, 33, of Kalika rural municipalit-6, Kalikot were also arrested with BK.
Metropolitan Police Range Office (MPRO), Kathmandu has filed the case against three arrestees in line with the Extortion Act, 2030 BS. The arrested three persons have been accused of extorting Rs 70 million from various individuals.
It is said that MPRO had arrested them at Dakshinkali municipality-1, Chalnakhel of Lalitpur while they were coming to Kathmandu from Hetauda by a vehicle, Ba 14 Pa 2729, on Tuesday.