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Arrests of Journo Thapa’s murder suspects infuriates PM; Govt orders to stop investigation process

KATHMANDU:
PM Dr Bhattarai has come down heavily against the arrest of Maoist cadres involved in the murder of journalist Dekendra Raj Thapa during the insurgency period. Speaking at a program in capital today, Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai, who is also the Vice Chairperson of UCPN (Maoist), accused that his party cadres were arrested in the provoking of some human rights activists.
“Cadres and leaders of UCPN (Maoist) have been arrested by the instigation of some so-called human rights activists. This cannot be accepted at any cost. This is against the spirit and sentiments of the CPA,” he argued.
Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai said that task of registering cases taking over insurgency related events were against the sentiments and spirit of Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA).
“Commission on Truth and Reconciliation will be formed and only this Commission will finalize the conflict-time cases. None has the right to resurrect the cases before that,” he noted.
Meanwhile, the government’s directive to stop the investigation into the case of Thapa’s murder has affected the investigation process in Dailekh. Though Police hasn’t disclosed any information regarding government’s directive, the government has ordered the Police not to arrest any others suspects and stop the recording of the accused who have been arrested earlier.

Published Date: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 | 07:24 AM

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